Metal Gear Solid movie will star Solid Snake

Hideo Kojima confirms role as supervisor on film project from Spider-Man producer; Hugh Jackman considered for lead, then dropped.


Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Hideo Kojima has revealed new details for the upcoming untitled Metal Gear Solid film. Speaking at the Eurogamer Expo today (attended by VG247), Kojima revealed that Solid Snake will be the star of the project, which will be handled by Spider-Man producer Avi Arad through Sony Pictures.

Solid Snake won't be played by Hugh Jackman.
Solid Snake won't be played by Hugh Jackman.

Kojima also nailed down his role on the project, confirming he will not direct the film or write the script. Rather, he is attached in a supervisory role. It is not clear what his exact responsibilities for the project entail.

As for who will play Solid Snake in the film, Kojima said Hugh Jackman (X-Men, The Fountain) was at one time in the running. However, it was later decided to cast a newcomer instead of an actor who is already famous, Kojima explained without revealing this person.

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