Surely It Will Actually Happen Now, Right?
Forgive my skepticism, but it seems like video game films are rather difficult to get on screens. You hear about these vaporous projects all the time, but they quite rarely turn into something tangible and/or terrible. Regardless, it looks like a script has been finalized and approved for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been pretty vocal about both the script’s existence and its quality. According to Vogt-Roberts, it’s one of the best scripts he’s ever read. The script in question has come to life with the help of Derek Connolly, who also worked with Vogt-Roberts on Kong: Skull Island and Jurassic World. I don’t know about the first one, but I don’t think “best” when I think of the writing for Jurassic World.
On the other hand, it looks like Vogt-Roberts has quality and authenticity in mind first and foremost. He wants to make “the most Kojima version of” this film that he possibly can. Even if doing so ends up making them less money, which seems like an impossible prospect. Kojima’s stories puke up wads of cash at a frightening rate for anyone brave enough to produce them. If Vogt-Roberts actually makes this movie as much like Metal Gear as he can, nerds the world over will respond with their wallets.