Oscar Isaac Provides Metal Gear Solid Movie Update: “We’re Searching Like Solid Snake”
The Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation has been stuck in that special spot of Hollywood where no one really knows if the film will ever see the light of day. That includes the likes of director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and actor Oscar Isaac, the latter of whom is slated to star as the semi-titular character Solid Snake. Thankfully, Isaac recently provided a small update on the progress of the movie, though his statement is a bit disheartening considering fans have been waiting for years since the confirmation that the adaptation was in development.
During the Hollywood premier of Marvel’s Moon Knight series for Disney Plus, IGN asked Oscar Isaac for a status update on the Metal Gear Solid movie. Isaac’s response is certainly one fans of the video game series can appreciate, stating that the crew is continuing to search for the perfect story to bring the IP to the big screen. “We’re searching, we’re searching like Solid Snake,” he said. “We’re climbing through air ducts, we’re looking for the story.”
— IGN (@IGN) March 23, 2022
Though the Metal Gear Solid movie is presumed to be a straight adaptation from the video game of the same name, there’s a whole lot of story the writers will have to sort through in order to bring it to the big screen with a reasonable runtime. This is likely one of the major considerations that has kept the film in limbo these past few years, along with how to make the movie palatable for those unfamiliar with the series. The good news is that Metal Gear Solid can be made to work as a standalone movie, it’s just a matter of what the writers are willing to cut out in order to preserve the core essence of the IP.
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