MGS Movie?At the Electronic Entertainment Expo last year, Konami revealed that work had begun on a live-action movie based on Metal Gear Solid. The news broke via a pamphlet for Studio Kojima, the Konami-owned development house headed up by Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima.
"I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement," Kojima said in a statement. "False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood."
For eight months, the identity of the aforementioned "party" was unknown. That changed this week, when Sony Pictures Entertainment vice chairman Yair Landau revealed his studio is developing the project.
"We're working with the Metal Gear guys," Landau told GameSpot following his D.I.C.E. summit keynote address in Las Vegas. "It's a very cinematic game, it really lends itself to movie telling. But the question is, 'How do you translate Snake's experience into a full arc that conforms to what audiences expect on the large screen?'"
Landau also hinted the Metal Gear Solid movie may just be the beginning. "There are other games we are looking to develop," the executive said. "We're working with one of my favorite producers right now on an idea for an EverQuest movie." The producer was apparently of such stature that Landau declined to name him. "I'll let him disclose that," he said cryptically.
Besides the forthcoming World of Warcraft film, currently in development at Warner Bros., the Metal Gear Solid movie is the highest-profile game-film project in Hollywood. Previously, that stature was held by the Peter Jackson-produced Halo adaptation, which imploded last year.
[UPDATE] On Friday, news of Sony's involvement surfaced in the Hollywood trades, which gave further details on the deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, former New Line Cinema chief Michael De Luca is in talks to produce the project, with Kojima himself being named as executive producer.
Sony executives Sam Dickerman and Doug Belgrad are in charge of finalizing the deal to acquire the Metal Gear Solid film rights, which is apparently close to completion. Belgrad hailed the Metal Gear IP as "loaded with well-developed, intriguing characters and one of the first games to ever use cinematic tools in its storytelling."
Braces pffftttYeh my long await has come along. I had my braces taken off today but this day is not all good...
I own the school about 15 pieces of coursework that i need to have done in the next week or 2 which is really recking my head right now. I'm gettin nagged by school my mum, dad and all my mates to go out and go to these partys.... which im missing out on.
I have just about got this time to write this journal.... not even that :(
Any way this will most likly be my last journal entry for a while now. I hope yer all are havin a great time. :D
HALO 3!!! Well i just signed on msn ths moring when i had my mate send me this video of what it looked like army guys in iraq playing on an xbox which i through was cool. but then i looked at the second video and the guys are playing on halo 3 mutiplayer :O. check it out
Cribo StuffWell it's that time of year again and all the great stuff about chrismas is coming out, like the wii coming out last week over here in the UK. Now any gamer in the right mind would go out and get one, but i'm just not one of them gamers :). Instead of getting a console this year I have made a different choice. Me and my mum went shopping on the net for the stuff I wanted and I brought a whole new pc that cost over Â£800. I have the pc sitting behind me now but i cant plug it in or even touch it till the clock hit's 12:00:01 Chrismas morning. I'm going to just stay up all night and then when it's the 25th i'm just going to plug it all in and game all night.
The PC spec is below:
Motherboard - EVGA nForce 680 (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2 Motherboard 2 RAM Sticks - 1GB CorsairXMS2 Pro, DDR2 PC2-6400 Processor - Intel Pentium D 945 Socket 775, PreslerCore, 2x3.4 GHz, 2MB x 2 Cache 2 Graphics Card - 256MB Asus 7900GS PCI-E (x16), Mem 1320 MHz, GPU 450 MHz, 20 Pipes, 2 x DVI-I HDTVSLi Power - 500W Sli Coolmaster Case - Coolmaster 2 Hard Drives SATA 2 - 200GB 7000RPM
I'm also gettin some "That 70s show" DVDs which I have found and already watched :).