Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced At 25th Anniversary Event

By Ishaan . August 29, 2012 . 10:56pm

Konami are holding a Metal Gear Solid 25th anniversary celebration in Japan today, and reports that series creator, Hideo Kojima, announced a Metal Gear Solid movie at the event.


The movie is going to be helmed by someone you’re likely familiar with—Avi Arad, who is best known for having overseen a number of Marvel projects across both television and the big screen.


The Metal Gear Solid movie will be released by Columbia Pictures.

  • DongT

    oh boy…just what i wanted…

  • Given what I’ve heard of MGS, this seems perfect for the series.

    I wonder if it’ll be an adaptation of one of the games?

  • I’m down for it. I’d love to see who they choose as the actors.

    Then again, I was (and am still) down for the Resident Evil movies. They’re all kind of terrible, but they’ve got a certain charm to it.

  • Tales_of_Master

    Are you serious Kojima ? You want to ruin the image you built for your franchise with a movie ? I’m only hoping this movie does as little damage as possible to the MGS series -_- It’s one of my favorite series of all times.

    • Nicolas Vasquez

      a lot of games had gotten awful movies, and in the end it dont really hurt the videogame, people usually dissassociate the movie from the game, take an example in resident evil, though you could say the game took some cues from the movie in recent iterations.

      • Capcom’s the only one who did that. Imagine Nintendo doing it with the Goombas from the old Mario movie?

    • Kaihedgie

       What damage? You guys act like some movie or some spinoff that isn’t in the same medium is going to “damage” everything else by merely existing.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    originally metal gear was a mash up of hollywood movies tied in hideo’s head, so why not, i mean campbell looked like the colonel from rambo from beggining to end, anyway the best position to take about this its wait for the actual movie, if its good enjoy, if its bad its probably gonna fade into oblivion like almost every other videogame movie, and only hear it back again in worst coundowns.

    • Chris Lane

      Not to mention Snake clearly being Snake Pliskin from Escape from New York/LA. Definitely a mash up of action movies lol. If only Kurt Russell were still young…

  • I’m pretty curious about the cast. In the past, Avi Arad has been at the helm of some pretty successful adaptations, so I’d say there is a decent chance that this will turn out okay. Obviously it won’t be exactly like the games, but I think this is a series that lends itself well to the big screen.

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    • DanteJones


  • Question: Will it be in live action with real life actors or use Fox Engine instead???

  • Paradox me

    My expectations are pretty low, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t incredibly interested in seeing how this all comes together on the big screen.

    I love me some Metal Gear.

  • Eliézer Dos Santos

    I’m very afraid of this.

  • Lunar_Outcast

    Train wreck incoming…

  • When it comes to an adaptation like this, it’ll be one of two things: typical Hollywood trainwreck, or just plain bad. Oh, wait a second… Who knows, we might be surprised – or it’ll get canned again.

  • konsama

    As long it’s not a movie where the only thing from the game are the title and characters names (Legend of chun-li anyone?) i… no i can’t say i have even the slightest hope. TBH hope it gets canned.

  • Go2hell66

    disaster waiting to happen

  • Colonel Custard

    If only Kurt Russell was younger…on second thought an old Kurt Russell wouldn’t hurt either. Oh people that have no clue why I am bringing up Kurt Russell is because Escape from New York that is all I’ll say google it, watch it, etc you’ll see why.

  • D-Rev

    Can David Hayter write the screenplay?

  • We are likely to see the typical Intellectual Property self-disctruction by means of Hollywood trash

    • thaKingRocka

      MGS has made a habit of jumping the shark pretty regularly. Hollywood may take it to another level, but we can not credit Hollywood with destruction of the IP given how much damage has been done by Kojima himself.

  • d19xx

    So Kojima is going to break MGS4’s 90 minute cutscene with a 2-hour one? :D

    • I want Sean Connery to do the role of Big Boss!

  • Hraesvelgr

    So is this the announcement that they were claiming would “shake the industry” or what?

  • Aoshi00

    I know people are always skeptical, but I don’t think it would be that hard to pull off a live action MGS.. I mean they did nail Phoenix Wright and Kenshin, people were groaning at first, and MGS is relatively grounded in reality w/ the war and weapon themes.. Even David Hayter could play Snake himself or something lol.. I’m looking forward to the 2nd Silent Hill movie based on SH3.. I do enjoy the Resident Evil movies as well..  Imagine Christian Bale Snake w/ his raspy Batman voice lol..

    • d19xx

      *Bale as Snake sneaking around*
      *Ocelot walks pass*

      Snake/Bale: Am I going to walk around and rip your *Bleep* lights down, in the middle of a mission? Then why the *Bleep* are you walking right through? Ah-da-da-dah, like this in the background. What the *Bleep* is it with you? What don’t you *Bleep*  understand? You got any *Bleep* idea about, hey, it’s *Bleep* distracting having somebody walking up behind in the middle of the *Bleep* mission? Give me a *Bleep* answer! What don’t you get about it? 

      Ocelot: Jesus Christ man, I was just looking at the light.

      • OatMatadoQuatro

        I just imagined Bale playing Snake doing the Batman voice

        • LynxAmali



  • Anime10121

    Dont know why everyone’s so up in arms about this, Avi Arad has been at the helm of several EXTREMELY successful movies, with some of them, get ready for this, gasps, being actually GOOD movies.  Metal Gear Solid is the one video game series that I felt always would be a good movie fit, and I think its off to a strong start with Arad at the helm.

    While most video game movies are trash, would ya’ll not like to see the medium actually evolve like Comic book movies did, and grow better with age?  I mean comic movies were crap too, and for decades.  Its like this announcement went to some of your grandmothers homes and punched her in the gut or something, the film hasnt even had a trailer and people are already condemning it to failure.  Wait to at least SEE it before you hate it, just a little advice from your friendly neighborhood Anime10121 (just in case no one gets the reference, its to Spiderman one of the most successful comic movie series to date that Arad also helmed).

  • SirRichard

    He’s got a good track record, so it’s in fair enough hands. I read elsewhere that they’re considering the likes of Hugh Jackman as part of the cast, and frankly he’s hairy enough for it.

    Metal Gear Solid is already pretty close to a movie, fellas, please do not mess this up!

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    Avi Arad was the one behind Hulk’s 2008 movie, Iron Man and 
    The Amazing Spider-Man   so great! On the other hand he was also behind the Hulk’s 2003 movie and Spider-Man 3, so lets be careful. 

    • Aoshi00

      Hmm..I liked both hulk movies, I think both are good in different ways It also depends on the director/screen play, 2003 hulk was directed by ang lee, I do like his more talky and sensitive stuffs:)..

    • thaKingRocka

      He was also the producer of Bratz. It doesn’t really matter. He’s the CEO of Marvel. He’s going to be credited as producer on nearly everything. That doesn’t necessarily say much about his artistic vision for any properties even though I applaud the recent super-hero films leading up to and including The Avengers.

  • I say we all show up at premiere in a Cardboard box.

  • KingGunblader

    This honestly took THIS long to happen? Lol I can’t wait! 

  • Uwe Boll

  • miyamoto

    Columbia = Sony  yeah
    Avi Arad also handles Uncharted, God of War and Shadow of Colossus movie productions….PlayStation Movie Series

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    o.O What?

    Hah Hah, jokes on them- MGS is already a movie! (jk jk)

  • MrRobbyM

    I was just thinking why there isn’t an MGS movie yet. It has the potential to be the next big thing if done right. 

  • Whoa I am interested~  Are we talking live action or CGI?

  • Göran Isacson

    Someone once said that you can’t really make a movie out of, say, GTA because The Godfather/Scarface were already made. I wonder if they can turn this into something more than “just another war-movie”, or if it will just lose all it’s charm in the transition from small to big screen.

  • Visa Vang

    I just hope that Snake is Snake and not some other who fails to cosplay like him.

  • Tom_Phoenix

    Frankly, I’m suprised it took this long. Kojima is THE movie director-wannabe of the industry, so a MGS movie seemed like something that would appear sooner rather than later. I guess they just couldn’t find a suitable studio to do it before.

    Anyway, while most video game movies are bad, a few have managed to pleasantly catch me by suprise. So I’m going to wait until we learn more about the project.

  • well MGS movie , Mr kojima give him , hope it’s not sucks(cross finger)

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