Metal Gear's Snake And Ocelot Provide An Update On The Movie

"An endless series of proxy films, created by mercenaries and machines."

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A movie based on Konami's Metal Gear games has been in development for many years, and Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is currently attached to the project. Last month, Vogt-Roberts revealed that the script for the Metal Gear movie was finished, and now we have an update on the progress of the film.

Vogt-Roberts has been celebrating the games' 31st anniversary with a series of tweets over the past month, including lots of concept art. He finished with a final video featuring the voice of David Hayter, who has played the role of Solid Snake in the game for 20 years, plus another special guest--the villainous Ocelot. Check it out below:

As the video points out, the landscape for big budget movies has changed over the years, and these days it is driven by sequels, reboots, and big franchises. The comments about how potentially strange a Metal Gear movie might be match those made by Vogt-Roberts when he spoke to GameSpot last month.

"I think it's one of the best scripts I've ever read," he said. "It's one of the coolest, weirdest, most Kojima things. If I wasn't involved in it, I would still look at that script and [say], 'Holy shit.'"

The script has been co-written by Jurassic World's Derek Connelly, who also collaborated with Vogt-Roberts on Skull Island. In August last year, the director told GameSpot that they were re-working the script to make it more in line with what fans might expect.

"I was able to say [to producers at Sony], 'Let's really think about whether we're making the truest, most balls-to-the-wall Metal Gear version of this--the most Kojima version of this," he said. "And even if that means we make it for a little bit less money, let's make the version of this that's true to what it is, fully committed to what Kojima's voice is.'"

Kojima left Konami in 2015 after the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. He started his own studio and is now working on Death Stranding for PS4. The first trailer for the game was revealed at San Diego Comic-Con in July.

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Can't wait for Metal Gear Solid: The Movie The Game. Anytime a game has "The Game" or "The Videogame" in it's title it's guaranteed to be good.

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Jesus. The irony of shit-talking Hollywood mediocrity as a selling point, when the greatest games in the MSG series are a protracted, slap-dash pastiche of short-ends swiped from anime, 80's action films and spaghetti westerns.

"We hacked the tropes into little pieces and made then incomprehensible to fans OF those things and it's made by a Japanese guy... so no way in hell can it be anything BUT a rebel yell!"

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Uh... Why is Snake shirtless? Snake? SNAKE?! SNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAKE!!

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Routine Movies? Give me a break. Hollywood just cuts and pastes these things out. Like manufacturing toilet paper or other sub par merchandise.

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@wastelandman19: What do you think routine is?

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so long as sutherland is nowhere near the film, i am onboard.

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@Xristophoros: dude was the only best part of mgs5 and a way better voice actor than hayter. the 5 lines he was given had emotion in them he made big boss feel like a legend. that felt like a leader for msf. its too bad he had more impact in ground zeroes than the actual game

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@Archangel2222: Everybody made a big deal about David Hayter being replaced, but then it turned out MGS 5 barely had a story at all. What a waste of controversy.

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They should've had David interact with Patric instead of addressing a missing Paul. That's even the portrait for the torture chamber. "We're going to make a film, Solid Snake." ?

Yeah, I'm referencing The Twin Snakes specifically. Don't hate me. ?‍♂️

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the script might be good but this us still a video game movie doomed frim the beginning

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if i finish the movie in under two hours and I walk out with a coherent narrative i can easily understand, then....

I would ask for a refund.

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This is gonna be the most confusing film ever made.

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"When the stories we tell are under total control, movies become routine..."

If that doesn't sum up the state of Proxywood...er...Hollywood in a nutshell.