E3 06: Live-action Metal Gear Solid movie confirmed

In his official E3 2006 catalog, MGS creator Hideo Kojima announces a big-screen adaptation of the legendary Konami series is in the works.

Kojima's mock E3 newsletter versus the real thing.
LOS ANGELES--When excited attendees left yesterday's Konami press conference, they were handed a catalog for Studio Kojima's forthcoming slate of games. However, many didn't know it, since the brochure was a clever imitation of the newsletter handed out each day at of the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

On the front of the Kojima catalog was a "breaking news" box, which bore the headline "Solid Snake...On the silver screen?" The blurb below it read, "In a late-breaking surprise announcement, director Hideo Kojima revealed that his most famous creation--Metal Gear Solid--is getting the live-action treatment."

Given the semicomic nature of the fake E3 newsletter/Kojima Productions catalog, many thought the story was a joke. However, on the last page of the pamphlet was a page-long article on the project, which showed that Kojima was dead serious when he made the announcement.

After assuring readers at length that German director Uwe Boll will not have anything to do with the project, as rumored, Kojima talked about the film. "I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement," said the revered designer. "False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood."

Close-up of movie announcement blurb.
Kojima did not mention the name of the party, a release date, or any potential directors or stars. However, ever since the original PlayStation Metal Gear Soild, the English-language dialogue of game hero Solid Snake has been voiced by Hollywood figure David Hayter. Though a prolific voice actor, Hayter has enjoyed greater success as a screenwriter, with credits for X-Men, X2, and the forthcoming Watchmen under his belt.

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kingsmokie
kingsmokie

Kurt Russell is too old he can play big boss instead LOL but didn't David Hayter do the live action version of Guyver ??? anyways the storyline they should follow should be from metal gear one -(shadow moses) its simple and can't fail

System4Ever
System4Ever

Ill say Christian Bale or Hugh Jackman but i swear to god if Bale gets picked and he does his silly Batman voice im gonna strangle him....

sc-jager
sc-jager

and just because hugh jachman has played in scifi movies does not in anyway make him any better to play this part. and i dont know who David Hayter is but apparenty if hes an actor hes been in movies. seriously if anyones on crack its u

sc-jager
sc-jager

devoid27 u think we're on crack for saying kurt russel lol do u even know y everyones saying kurt russel its because kurt russel is snake. the snake character came from kurt russels character in escape from new york and escape from la. so stop going around saying we're all on crack. ur prob one of those kids that crap in a bottle and put a balloon on it and inhale the methane from the balloon to get high.

thvirus
thvirus

omg i hope they don't mess this up. sooooo many terrible video game to movie ports. cough resident evil cough. as long as they stick to the mgs storyline i'll be happy. im so scared!

curcica
curcica

um yeah snake should be played by snake.... kurt russel thats where they got the mgs snake character from, but thats if they're gunna do the snake from sons of the patriots, or old snake, i dont think they should do any young snake unless its for a prequal.... and Ziegfried fyi escape from new york / La both came out before metal gear so yeah hideo and david took it from that movie...

sundayismyDAD
sundayismyDAD

I will go to see this movie as well as Tekken in theaters. No waiting for the DVD like x-men 3. This film will be epic. I have played every MGS game and I have always wanted them to be turned into a movie. This should be good since Hideo Kojima will be more involved with the project than most people who want their video games to be made into movies.

devoid27
devoid27

I think you guys are on crack. Ive seen a **** load of movie and trust me, Hugh Jackman wuld be the best actor for the following Metal Gear Solid movie. Because Hugh Jack is the one who played in most of the Sci-Fi movies, he has an egressive character and looks, he has a very deep smokers voice and he is good in action and also physically more developped that Kurt Russell. Stop talking about ****ty actors like David Hayter, he never played in a feakin movie in his freakin life. Thomas Jane can't do the role because he is not such a joky/sarcastic/vulgar character like Hugh Jackman is and always will be.

tsiper
tsiper

Thomas Jane would rock as snake, David Hayter would be awesome too!!!!! That would rock it would sound right then lol

classic7
classic7

Who could they possibly get to play Snake? David Hayters Voice could be used but for the actuall actor i have no idea who could pull it off. I wonder who would play Ocelot?

edub272
edub272

christian bale should be solid snake

liquidsnake_xx
liquidsnake_xx

games that get turned into movies suck!!! so please dont make a metal gear movie! it will make the game look bad!

Redmarble
Redmarble

OK...Kurt Russel? NEGATIVE! Despite sounding similar, he looks nothing like Solid Snake; Kurt Russel might make a thuggish Liquid at best. Just because Hayter based Solid Snake's voice from Russel's character of Snake Pliskin (Escape from NY/LA) does not instantly make Russel a good candidate for this role.

andalore
andalore

The Shouty dude off 300 looks like snake (when he shaves lol) the Alaska Plot from the first game sounds like a safe road to go down

anik786
anik786

Man this movie is going to be mad. But are they going to base the movie on the mgs games or simply make a new sort of mgs eposoide for the movie (mabe mgs5).

SuperMario254
SuperMario254

this is great news, however if they dont get Hayter to play snake i BETTER see Kurt Russel seeing as his "Escape from New York" and "Escape from L.A." movies were almost identical to a MGS kind of situation and Kurt just looks almost EXACTLY like Snake and on top of that he sounds ALOT like him aswell... of course they could always do an over dub having the actor say the lines in the movie then have Hayter do the lines over in a studio and then put the Hayter audio over the actor audio kinda like Star Wars so we may still hear Hayters voice

Gta4lif3
Gta4lif3

will the movie be played in a real time location or a set in Hollywood?

Ziegfried
Ziegfried

I was watching Doom again these days and then seeing Reaper (Karl Urban), with that tactic style fighting the Rock, made me think that this actor would be a really interesting Snake on the big screen. He really looks like Snake and already made this movie, Doom, which is not only a movie-out-of-a-game but also one with a lot of action ant tactic... Kurt Russell is nice, but he's too old and MGS would looks like a complete clone from Escape from NY.

snakegus
snakegus

a movie that was amazing

S-KAYZEE
S-KAYZEE

Considering Snake was based on Plissken from Escape from New York, Kurt Russel would be perfect...

Alingarhs159
Alingarhs159

Kurt russel would play a great snake...hes got the voice for it and look... Gladiator was great and shows he would be perfect for the role

NicoThaG
NicoThaG

doom15490 i agree with you on that one

doom15490
doom15490

I think Kurt Russel would be a great snake

dextercosm
dextercosm

It could be completely rubbish or great...

ScarecrowBirdy
ScarecrowBirdy

"ff_dork the movie is called Escape From New York, not from LA. and yes its a great movie, but its pretty gory." Actually, they made an "Escape from L.A.", too. Same series.

Ballboy2345
Ballboy2345

No way can i have a free pass to see it i love the game Metal Gear solid i've beaten Metal gear solid 2!!

magicmo
magicmo

Maybe they should have an Escape from the Mall of America.....:P

ff_dork
ff_dork

the movie is called Escape From New York, not from LA. and yes its a great movie, but its pretty gory.

S_portal
S_portal

escape from l.a., does this movie worth watching? i mean, compare to mgs...

lahistephen
lahistephen

lol, first time i saw escape from l.a. i thought that was a mgs movie XD turns out it wasnt. although some of the characters had same names like the main character's name was snake... i think?

katamari
katamari

Anybody other than David Hayter playing the lead role would be a disgrace. Hayter "is" Snake!!

Ackad
Ackad

well it better not suck because im gonna preorder it.

fetus_puncher
fetus_puncher

so...has anyone seen escape from la?...i find it rather creepy the similarities already there between the metal gear series and this kurt russel flick...

kotomoto2006
kotomoto2006

i'll travel anywhere in this world to SEE this movie i just ... CAN'T BELIEVE IT !!!!

XgrayfoxX
XgrayfoxX

yes yes yes i will be the first one ho is going to see it metal gear solid

S_portal
S_portal

WOW.!! nice!! at long last....! I've been waiting for this game to be a movie since i started playing MGS. I wish the story will be the same just like the game. That would be fun.! and one more thing, i would suggest Hugh Jackman will play the role as snake coz the character that he played in some other movies reflects the personality of snake. Same with the voice of David Hayter, they almost sounds the same.

yoyomalik
yoyomalik

im telling you Hideo Kojima just say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Dreamachine536
Dreamachine536

Ok one of two things can happen with this film Only major Metal Gear fanatic fanboys and girls will see the movie and we will have to watch as our favorite game will be butchered on the silver screen or this movie will grap impressive attention and blast away at the box office. The only thing that i want is that the dude from Escape from New York whom famously played Iriquire Pliskin does not appear in the movie that goes for Bono as well and Fabio and all ripped german Actors.

jkdeadite
jkdeadite

Sweet. That's all I need to say.

Cooljon
Cooljon

I think this will be the best Game turned into the movie. Snake will have to be played by Hayter

neoplazma
neoplazma

i am soo looking forward to this movie. I however hope that the movie will be true to metal gear franchise

dolljack
dolljack

i hope the movie will be a great hit, and hopefully its story-telling will be as good as the ones in the mgs games and not screw it up.

nazgool
nazgool

David hyter or noone

snak302
snak302

i think they should make a cartoon 1 cuz its lloks better cuxz u can make them do alot of stuf.....but a human movie its iight but i rather a cartoon movie...but thts my opinion(duh)