Star Wars' Oscar Isaac Attached To Star In Metal Gear Solid Movie

The actor, who played Poe Dameron, is set to be Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie

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Oscar Isaac, best-known for his role as Poe Dameron in the latest Star Wars trilogy, has been tapped to play Solid Snake in Sony's Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation, Deadline reports. Funnily enough, Issac jokingly cast himself as Solid Snake back in March 2019 during the press tour for J. C. Chandor’s action-adventure film Triple Frontier.

The movie is being helmed by Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who gave an update on the over six-year-long project in July 2020. Derek Connolly, co-writer of the latest Jurassic World trilogy, is penning the script. Avi Arad, one of the producers of the critically acclaimed animated superhero movie Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, is producing. Sony Pictures is overseeing the entire project, while Peter Kang severing as the executive.

Vogt-Roberts confirmed the report later on December 4 with a picture of Isaac along with several emojis that should be familiar to the series' fans. He also retweeted several other posts that mentioned Isaac playing Snake.

Isaac has a very prolific filmography, having acted in everything from Drive to Inside Llewyn Davis prior to Star Wars. Last year, he flexed his action muscles with a major role in Triple Frontier alongside Ben Affleck and fellow Star Wars actor Pedro Pascal.

A production start date for the Metal Gear Solid movie is unknown at the moment, but the project is a high priority for Sony Pictures, according to Deadline. A potential reason why a start date hasn't been nailed down is because of Issac's busy schedule. The pandemic is also unlikely to help matters.

Issac is already slated to appear in three films next year: Denis Villeneuve's highly anticipated sci-fi epic Dune (which hits HBO Max and enters theatres simultaneously), Brian Petsos' dark comedy directorial debut Big Gold Brick, and Paul Schrader's crime drama The Card Counter.

Next to these films, Issac has booked himself up with television projects, too. This includes HBO's Scenes From A Marriage with Jessica Chastain and the titular role in Marvel's Moon Knight for Disney+. He will also star in and produce The Great Machine, an adaptation of the comic Ex Machina, and appear in Barry Levinson's Francis And The Godfather with Jake Gyllenhaal.

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