The great Oscar Isaac already has a few film franchises under his belt, including “Star Wars,” but there’s another he’s keen to be a part of.
Out doing press ahead of the release of “Triple Frontier” on Netflix next week, Isaac was asked of a franchise he would love to take on the lead role in to which he said:
“Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one. I’m throwing my hat in for that one.”
Created by Hideo Kojima, the “Metal Gear Solid” game series first launched in 1998 and follow Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from a renegade special forces unit called Foxhound.
A film adaptation of the property has been in development at Sony Pictures for two years with “Kong: Skull Island” director Jordan Vogt-Roberts and co-writer Derek Connolly attached.
In the wake of those comments, Vogt-Roberts has responded on Twitter and seemingly suggested that he himself was the one who inspired renowned fan-artist Boss Logic to come up with an image of Isaac as Solid Snake last year. He adds that casting on the film still has a LONG way to go before it even begins yet:
“To everyone asking how I feel about Oscar Isaac saying he wants to be Solid Snake. The full process required to cast an icon hasn’t even started, but.. Ask @Bosslogic where the idea for his brilliant mock up came from. The ball’s in Oscar’s court.”
There’s still no word on when Roberts’ film will head into production at this point. “Triple Frontier” opens in cinemas this Wednesday and then will hit Netflix next Wednesday.