Planned Metal Gear Solid Movie Is Scrapped
01.25.10 by BJSprecher
It's been nearly two years since it was first announced that a big-screen adaptation of the popular Konami video game series Metal Gear Solid was in the works with Michael de Luca (Brothers) producing. Shortly after that announcement, de Luca confirmed his involvement in an interview with Collider:
There's so much story in Metal Gear as opposed to other video games that I think it's going to be a challenge, but it's an upscale problem to have so much thematic subtexts and story material to draw from so I think we have a leg up already in that it's such a rich universe.
Now, it appears as if the Metal Gear Solid movie is not going to happen after all. In a recent interview with Collider, de Luca said that he didn't "think it's going to move forward" because "a movie can only hurt" the video game franchise.
The video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard. And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agenda's just ... not because the parties weren't amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up.