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.


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