Metal Gear Solid Casts Oscar Isaac As Solid Snake In Live-Action Adaptation
The search for Solid Snake in Jordan Vogt-Roberts's Metal Gear Solid film has been found and it is arguably the perfect casting.
The talks for a live-action film of Hideo Kojima’s PlayStation masterpiece Metal Gear Solid has been ongoing for years now, but it looks as though the project is starting to gain real traction. Oscar Isaac, known for many roles including Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy has been cast as the iconic stealth operative Solid Snake.
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) December 4, 2020
This is the first major update we’ve gotten on the film since almost exactly one year ago where Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts announced that a draft of the film’s script had been submitted to Sony. Vogt-Roberts did however post a fun little tweet regarding Metal Gear Solid and the quarantine earlier this year. The script was penned by Derek Connolly who wrote Vogt-Roberts most recent film Kong: Skull Island.
With the casting of Isaac, the film could possibly begin production in the coming months, but there are currently no details as to when the film will begin filming. The project has been ongoing since 2015 so there’s honestly no telling how much longer things are going to take.
Director Vogt-Roberts is an avid gamer and says that he wants to do right by Kojima’s vision when recreating it onto the big screen. He has also said in the past that he wanted Oscar Issac in the role of Solid Snake and Issac himself said during a press interview for one of his films Triple Frontier that he was aiming to get the role even before the casting process even began.
Metal Gear Solid will surely be an ambitious film to get right on the screen, but I am optimistic now with Oscar Issac playing Snake. There are still many famous characters from the game like Revolver Ocelot and Liquid Snake that still need to be cast. There is a lot of potential for a star-studded cast with Vogt-Roberts having many famous actors including Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and Samuel L. Jackson for Kong: Skull Island I hope he will be able to pull off the same this time around.