On Monday, Sony Pictures revealed that they have signed writer Jay Basu to adapt the wildly popular video game Metal Gear Solid for the studio. The studio has also attached Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the feature. The film will be produced by Avi and Ari Arad.
Metal Gear Solid was created by Hideo Kojima for Konami video game company. The game was a runaway success for the Sony PlayStation in 1998 and is often credited as a major influence in popularizing the stealth genre in video games. The game was so successful in Japan that it spawned various spin-offs, including several games, a radio drama, comics, and novels. But, this will will the first time that the game will be adapted into a live-action feature film.
The story in Metal Gear Solid revolves around Solid Snake, a retired soldier of fortune, who’s been call back into action to try and stop a terrorist splinter cell from taking over the world.
Metal Gear Solid has amazing characters and if the film is a success, it’ll give Sony Pictures another franchise they can rely on.