Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year, Star Wars) has been confirmed as joining the Sony Pictures movie based on the game of the same name Metal Gear Solid in the titular role of Solid Snake. This news comes to us via Deadline.
The casting was announced earlier today. The movie based on the 1998 game released on the Sony Playstation has long been in development hell. Only just recently had we posted an article explaining the problems it had faced (and mentioning Isaac up for the role) and this news is a huge welcome surprise.
The film is to be helmed by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong Skull Island) whom recently posted on Twitter that he was open to the idea of such a casting after viewing a fan poster. It seems he didn’t wait long to get his wish.
The Metal Gear Solid & the Metal Gear series was the brainchild of acclaimed video game creator Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. Since 1987 the series has created a hugely entertaining and highly rated set of stories and games around action-adventure and stealth and have sold over 56 million copies worldwide.
What is Metal Gear Solid?
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The Metal Gear Solid series follows Solid Snake – a former retired member of the special operations group Foxhound. Solid Snake is tasked with going against his former group which has taken over a nuclear weapons facility in Alaska. They are led by Solid Snake’s genetically cloned brother, Liquid Snake, and in the facility lies a next-generation nuclear weapons platform that threatens to terrorize the world.
Solid Snake battles some eccentric & dangerous villains throughout as he attempts to prevent a nuclear disaster and terrorism coup. The series has been noted as one of the most influential of all time, and received widespread critical acclaim from gamers & critics. Filming is due to commence in late 2021 and rest assured we’ll be following the news closely. Especially when the first trailer drops.
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