A Metal Gear Solid live-action movie is in the works, with Kong: Skull Island’s director Jordan Vogt-Roberts helming the director’s seat for this film as well. So far, details are scarce on the casts and plot of the movie but Star Wars actor Oscar Isaac has come forward and told IGN that he is game to take on the role of Solid Snake in the movie.
“Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one. I’m throwing my hat in for that one,” Isaac says, when asked by IGN host Max Scoville which video-game-turned-film he will like to star in.
In the same interview, Isaac also shared why he thinks video game adaptations do not work as well as comic book adaptations, “With the video game thing, I think the trick will be how do you replicate the feeling of what it feels like to play a video game. I think where it goes wrong often is with the plots.”
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. pic.twitter.com/DKM1gw0Oc2
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) March 4, 2019
Director Vogt-Roberts has also revealed in a tweet that the idea for famous digital artist BossLogic’s fanart of Isaac as Solid Snake actually came from him as early as August last year and that Isaac is one of his “favourite actors to watch”. He ended his tweet by saying that “The ball’s in Oscar’s court.”
Needless to say, some fans have gone crazy with that revelation.
MR VOGT-ROBERTS DONT PLAY WITH MY FEELINGS I'M WAY TOO INVESTED IN BOTH THE GAMES AND OSCAR ISAAC
— mari (@murvlacksoul) March 4, 2019
— Richard S (@RickySmelser) March 4, 2019
As for the movie itself, Vogt-Roberts is confident that it will stay true to Metal Gear Solid’s creator Hideo Kojima’s vision of the game.
“Let’s really think about whether we’re making the truest, most balls-to-the-wall Metal Gear version of this – the most Kojima version of this, and even if that means we make it for a little bit less money, let’s make the version of this that’s true to what it is, fully committed to what Kojima’s voice is,” Vogt-Roberts states in an interview with IGN.