Metal Gear Solid Movie To Be Helmed By British Writer Jay Basu

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British writer Jay Basu has struck a deal with Sony Pictures to write the film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, according to a report at Deadline. As reported in the past, the movie will be produced by Avi Arad, with Jordan Vogt-Roberts set to direct.

 

You may recall this Metal Gear Solid project was actually announced way back in 2012. Series creator Hideo Kojima and Arad announced the movie together at an event celebrating Metal Gear’s 25th anniversary.

 

What remains to be seen is how closely involved Kojima will be with the project. Recent reports indicated that Kojima will be parting ways with Konami this December, following the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.