The Metal Gear Solid movie has been in development for the better part of a decade. Its original announcement was at E3 2006, and there have been sporadic bits of news regarding its director, script, and cast since then. Even so, according to movie director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the Metal Gear Solid movie is still happening, and it is “probably the most important franchise to me on the planet.” Roberts had been frequently having meetings with Hideo Kojima and had nothing but kind words to say about him, calling it a “dream“. Roberts says the script is coming along and he wants it to be perfect.
“That is a property that I will fight tooth and nail to make sure is done properly because it’s so easy to screw it up and so easy for a studio to try and make it into G.I. Joe or try and make it into Mission: Impossible or try and make it into something that it’s not…Metal Gear Solid needs to be exactly what it needs to be, which is Metal Gear Solid…I think it’d be a massive film, I think it’d be an incredible film, but it needs to be done in a way that completely honors what Metal Gear is because it’s a classic and it’s a seminal work not just in video games, but in media.”
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts
When it comes to the movie rating, Roberts says that it is still being debated. The movie could be a PG-13 film with a big budget or a rated R film with a smaller budget, but it will include all the gore. Roberts does not think an R rating is necessary as long as the film captures the characters and philosophies of the original material.
“There are hyper-violent parts to Metal Gear but I would not necessarily call the hyper-violent part the core element of it versus like the tone and the voice and the philosophies that the characters exhibit…Those characters sort of are these walking philosophies, so I think nailing that part is far more important necessarily than thinking about the rating at this point, because right now we’re just trying to get the best version of it.”
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Metal Gear Solid movie still seems like it is in its early stages, it’s good to see the movie is making some progress. What would you hope to see in the Metal Gear Solid movie? Discuss in the comments below!