The Metal Gear Solid movie is still a long way off. Its director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, attached himself to the adaptation unusually early in the process, through a combination of passion, determination, and hard work. Back in 2014, he was relatively untested; now, with last year's successful Kong: Skull Island on his resume, he's hard at work on the project closest to his heart.
We caught up with Vogt-Roberts at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 to discuss the status of the Metal Gear Solid movie, including the brand new art the director has been tweeting. There have been some updates since the last time we chatted with him. Watch the video above.
To celebrate the series' 31st anniversary, Vogt-Roberts sent out a note recently marking the date, and promised he'll be dropping 31 days of fan art with "some surprises along the way."
He provided a playful CODEC scene with Roy Campbell explaining that Snake has been sent to retrieve new information about the Metal Gear Solid movie. In the meantime, he's giving us a look at concept art he's created, though the message is careful to note that this shouldn't be interpreted as hints at the film itself.
"As a thank you to fans of this franchise, that bearded director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, will be releasing concept art he created with a series of 'next-gen artists,'" reads the message. "For the next 31 days, we will be releasing 31 pieces of art. We must stress that this is, quote, 'fan art', and is not meant to represent what is or not in the forthcoming film."
That doesn't mean the MGS movie is off the table at Sony--it's just probably still a long way off. However, one of the director's goals includes debuting the movie officially with a Comic-Con panel, which we discussed in the video above.