Vogt-Roberts On “Metal Gear Solid” Ambitions

Riding high off the success of “Kong: Skull Island,” filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts has spoken briefly about one of the next projects he has in the works – the film adaptation of the beloved “Metal Gear Solid” video game franchise.

Vogt-Roberts signed on for the project back in 2014, but the film stalled and is only now starting to move forward again. He and screenwriter Jay Basu have been working hard on the script for some time now, making sure to get things right before going into production.

Speaking with Den of Geek this week, Vogt-Roberts explains the stakes of the gig considering how much Hideo Kojima’s “Metal Gear” series means to him personally:

“Right now what we’re trying to write is the craziest, punk rock, Kojima, rock and roll, like ‘holy s–t they’re going to try to make that movie that does this in that many time periods?!’ Like it’s special.

Whether we can execute on that script, whether we can get it made, who knows. But right now, I truly believe that the target is in the right direction, and so we’ll see what happens from there.”

Film adaptations of video games have struggled to receive any acclaim in recent years with 2016 seeing two high-profile failures creatively. Whether Vogt-Roberts will succeed where they failed? We’ll have to wait and see.