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The Metal Gear Solid Movie Is Still Alive, Oscar Isaac Gives An Update

"Kept you waiting, huh?"


A Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works with Oscar Isaac attached to play Solid Snake, but how is the film coming along? Speaking to IGN at the Moon Knight premiere, Isaac said that the film is still alive, but before production can begin, they need to find a good story--and that's the focus right now.

"We're searching. We're searching like Solid Snake. We're climbing through air ducts. We're looking for the story," Isaac said.

Most recently, Jurassic World's Derek Connolly was writing a script for the Metal Gear Solid movie, but that update came in 2017, so it's possible things have changed since then. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, a Metal Gear super-fan and a friend of series designer Hideo Kojima, is lined up to direct the film. The last we heard, Sony Pictures was attached to produce the Metal Gear movie.

Isaac will be seen next in his starring role in Marvel's Moon Knight series for Disney+, which premieres on March 30. In addition to the Metal Gear movie, Isaac is lined up to play a young Francis Ford Coppola in Barry Levinson's Francis and the Godfather.

As for the Metal Gear series, the latest entry in the main series was 2015's Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, which was followed by the poorly received Metal Gear Survive in 2018. Kojima has since started a new studio that released Death Stranding in 2019 and is now reportedly making an Xbox game.

Whenever the Metal Gear Solid movie is released, it will have work to do to catch Warcraft, which is the highest-grossing video game film of all time. For more, check out GameSpot's rundown of the top 10 highest-grossing video game movies ever.

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