Though Konami and Hideo Kojima are apparently not on good terms at the moment, it seems the long in-development Metal Gear Solid Movie is finally moving forward. Deadline.com reports that Jay Basu has signed on with Sony Pictures to write the movie. Jay doesn’t have much in the way of past works but is quickly becoming popular among studios. He recently signed on to write for Universal’s relaunch of its classic monster movie franchises such as The Mummy and Frankenstein.
It’s been a while since we last heard of any news relating to the movie, making many believe it had fallen apart. Last we heard Avi Arad is still producer. He is responsible for producing most of the Marvel Studio’s movies. He seems like a pretty good fit for the kind of movie Metal Gear Solid would be.
When the movie was first announced, Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima was said to have an active role in the movie as supervisor. With the recent tensions between him and Metal Gear publisher Konami, his involvement in the movie has now come into question. I personally think any movie they plan on doing must involve Kojima. He is created it – its story, characters, settings, history, all of it.
Are you looking forward to this movie? Or at least the new game? Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain is out September 1st. The movie has no date set yet so it will probably be a while until we see it.