In major news, sources are reporting that Oscar Isaac will star as Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid, the film adaptation of Hideo Kojima’s legendary game franchise of the same name.
The project has been long-teased by director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who has teased early concept art for the film via his Twitter account multiple times, though a concrete production schedule was never revealed. Isaac joining the project in the key role will hopefully accelerate the production. Following a mockup by artist BossLogic, Vogt-Roberts tweeted on the subject of Isaac’s then-potential casting as the iconic Metal Gear character.
Oscar Isaac was last seen in last year’s ninth main Star Wars film, and is set to appear next in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune adaptation. He has also been announced to play the titular role in Marvel’s Moon Knight series for Disney+.
The film is a Sony production, adapting a script from Derek Connolly, who also worked on Kong: Skull Island with Vogt-Roberts.
The Metal Gear franchise dates back to 1987, when Konami released the first title in the series. In 1998, Metal Gear Solid released for Sony’s PlayStation and was a smash hit for its gameplay innovation and narrative complexity. Series creator Hideo Kojima oversaw several sequels and spin-offs before his split with Konami in 2015.
Vogt-Roberts has proven time and again to be a tremendous fan of Kojima’s work–going as far as to cameo in the designer’s first solo project following his split with Konami, Death Stranding. With a star like Oscar Isaac now attached, and a filmmaker as passionate about Metal Gear as Vogt-Roberts, the stars are aligning for a virtuous endeavor.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter