First there was "Doom," and then they announced "Halo"…now gamers have another feature-length film to look forward to, as Sony will soon bring their popular stealth action title, "Metal Gear Solid," to multiplexes!
Sony confirmed the long-rumored project Thursday at the DICE Las Vegas video game conference; they’ll partner with Konami Digital Entertainment in producing the film. So far the only names on board are producer Michael De Luca (the former president of production at DreamWorks who also produced "Ghost Rider") and "Metal Gear Solid" creator and video game designer, Hideo Kojima.
"Metal Gear Solid," for the uninitiated, follows the super-stealthy agent Solid Snake as he infiltrates and battles terrorists. You may also be familiar with the recent "MGS"-inspired Xbox game, Burger King’s "Sneak King," which also employs the skill of covert infiltration in a third person view; instead of stealthily neutralizing the enemy in mortal combat, one must stealthily neutralize people’s hunger by delivering BK sandwiches in style.
"Metal Gear Solid" was released to acclaim in 1998 and spawned three successful sequels (a fourth one, "Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots," is being released this year). A 12-part "MGS" graphic novel was also released in 2006, and is available online for PlayStation Portable as "Metal Gear Solid: Digital Graphic Novel."