‘Metal Gear Solid’ Film Has a Writer

The road to the Metal Gear Solid film has been long and bumpy. The project has been stuck in development hell for quite some time, even though it’s one of the video game series probably most easily adapted to film. Sony’s had the rights since 2012 (although previous attempts at the film go back to 2006), but we haven’t hard anything since last year (when it was announced that Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to direct). Well, after some silence, we finally have another bit of news on the project — Sony has finally hired a screenwriter for the film.

Deadline is reporting that Sony has hired Jay Basu to write the film. Basu previously wrote Monsters: Dark Continent (which debuted at festivals last year and will have a wide release this May), but not a whole lot else… so I really can’t give an opinion on whether this is a good or bad choice.

I guess we’ll find out.

You know, assuming this thing actually happens.

Via Deadline

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”