If you’re one of the many video game fans who’ve been awaiting news on the Metal Gear Solid movie, prepare to be disappointed. The prognosis on the film isn’t good thanks to a recent interview from the film’s producer Mike De Luca. He spoke to the folks over at Collider about the film’s future, and according to him it doesn’t have one.
De Luca was set to produce a live action version of the film alongside Sony Pictures, but the project has hit a brick wall. The game’s publisher Konami hasn’t exactly been 100 percent cooperative with their efforts to adapt the game to the big screen. Understandably, they want to stay within the creative loop of things, but haven’t been seeing eye to eye with the other producers involved. Here’s the snippet of De Luca’s interview where he discusses the film’s development problems.
I don’t think it’s going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made. And I get it because the problem with a lot of these adaptations is it’s such a huge franchise for the video game company. A movie can only hurt. If the movie’s great, you’re probably not going to sell more games. It’s such a separate thing. The franchise being as big as it kind of helps the movie…I’m not sure the movie does the same thing for the game.
Boo! That’s what I say to this news. The Metal Gear Solid movie would already have a substantial audience interested in it if they could just agree on how to present it. This sounds like the same situation that’s going on with the Halo adaptation. There’s a huge outcry for it but the corporate suits can’t seem to get it together. Maybe we’ll see one of these films down the line, hopefully sooner than later.
Do you want to see a Metal Gear Solid movie? What do you think is the biggest conflict between the studio and Konami?