Sony Taps Jay Basu To Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’


In-demand Brit writer Jay Basu has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of fanboy favorite video game Metal Gear Solid. The project is produced by Avi and Ari Arad and is being steered by production president Michael De Luca. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is attached to direct.

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-Foxtrot2229d ago (Edited 2229d ago )

Why don't they just hire Kojima to do it, he's apparently leaving Konami or he's already left (rumours are all over the place) so why not just get him to do this.

Everything Jay has wrote has been rated poorly so I don't see how he's "In-demand"

WizzroSupreme2227d ago

Screen-writing's an inherently different art-form than game design. Kojima's always incorporated cinematic elements into his games, but none of them ever amount to more than codec conversations and hidden files to drum up plot.

Porcelain_Chicken2227d ago

Would Kojima want to though? The guy has been trying to get away from the MGS series for a while. Now that he's free from the confines of Konami's basement, I don't see him starting another franchise revolving Metal Gear. Even if it is a movie.

Maybe David Hayter can write it. He did a pretty good job with X-men and Watchmen and nobody knows the Metal Gear mythos as much as him. Well besides Kojima of course.

Soldierone2227d ago

Supposedly his movies that are not made on screen have gained awards, but if they were so good then they'd be made lol

Honestly this movie is just going to be bad. Like most video game movies they are just shoving it out there to make a quick buck and not make anything of it....

WizzroSupreme2227d ago

Show me a cast and director and then you have my full attention.