Star Wars and Dune actor Oscar Isaac will reportedly play Solid Snake in the planned Metal Gear Solid movie.
According to a new report by Deadline, Isaac has been attached to lead the Sony Pictures adaptation, which has been in development under director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) for some years.
It’s worth noting that the Metal Gear film has been in development for almost a decade and could yet, like so many video game movie adaptations, fail to materialise as a final product.
However, fans can take positivity from the recent wave of successful video game movies, including Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu. The Uncharted movie – another adaptation that had been in production for years – recently started filming.
Last year Sony Interactive Entertainment created a new production studio specifically to adapt its original game properties for film and television.
The new unit, PlayStation Productions, is headed up by Sony’s veteran marketeer Asad Qizilbash and overseen by SIE chairman of worldwide studios Shawn Layden.
While it’s based out of the Sony Pictures lot in California and is set to receive distribution help from its sister company, the business will handle production of all adaptations in-house.
Chernobyl director Johan Renck is set to helm the first episode of HBO’s upcoming The Last of Us TV series.
Chernobyl creator Craig Mazin will co-write and executive produce the Last of Us TV adaptation with Naughty Dog vice president Neil Druckmann, the creative director and writer of The Last of Us and its upcoming sequel, The Last of Us Part 2.