After years in development, Konami’s Metal Gear Solid live-action adaptation is finally showing some progress with the announcement of a lead actor capable of elevating a “video game movie” to new heights. THR has confirmed that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars Sequel Trilogy) has been cast as Solid Snake, former spy and special ops soldier known as “the Man Who Makes the Impossible Possible.”
Isaac first expressed interest in playing Snake over a year ago, when he said he was “throwing [his] hat in” for Metal Gear Solid. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) will direct, from a script by Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Kong: Skull Island). Avi Arad (Venom, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) is producing.
No production schedule details were released, but it’s likely that the movie won’t begin filming anytime soon. Besides the coronavirus pandemic slowing productions down, Isaac is already attached to star in two comic book properties — Marvel’s Moon Knight series for Disney+ and in The Great Machine, an adaptation of Brian K. Vaughan‘s DC series Ex-Machina —and as Francis Ford Coppola in Barry Levinson‘s Francis and the Godfather, the incredible true story about the making of The Godfather.
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