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Metal Gear Solid Movie Will Feature "Unkown Actor" As Snake

It'll be interesting to see how dedicated fans react to this piece of news.

We know a movie based on Hideo Kojima's epic Metal Gear Solid franchise is in the works, and the master spoke a little about the project at the Eurogamer Expo.

Firstly, Kojima isn't writing or directing the film, but he will be involved as a "supervisor" of sorts. Secondly, it seems he had initially considered Hugh Jackman (Wolverine might've been good for this part!) for the role of Solid Snake, but they ultimately opted to go for an "unknown actor." The idea is to give someone a chance to make a name for themselves as Snake. Given the legendary nature of the character in question, it could be a dream gig for any actor hoping to make it big.

Of course, we're a little miffed that Kojima isn't involved in the directing or writing, but at least he'll be around in some capacity. And we remain convinced that he'd never be part of something that ends up being a black mark on the MGS series.

Tags: metal gear solid movie, metal gear movie, kojima, metal gear solid film, mgs movie

9/27/2012 9:36:33 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (25 posts)

Killa Tequilla
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:37:13 PM
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Looking forward to this!

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xenris
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:41:48 PM
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I'll do it.

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ZettaiSeigi
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 10:52:20 PM
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This is probably a good thing. As loon as the guy they're cast on the role of Snake is someone that really resembles him well and is able to give that certain vibe, then it's all good. And maybe, he wouldn't mind if his voice would be overdubbed with David Hayter's (if they would really push for that).

Anyway, I hope that this one at least turns out to be decent. I am better off not holding my breath for it.

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BTNwarrior
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 11:04:11 PM
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hey unknown actor means more funds for the rest of the production!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 27, 2012 @ 11:08:09 PM
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I figured out why game movies don't work, they try to force a game narrative into how movies are made and movie narratives are told. That will never work, they need to force cinema to tell the story the way a game would instead.

I think the idea of an unknown actor or non-star is the best idea as long as he is good and not too wet behind the ears. You can't have a hollywood star stealing the spotlight from the character. It's supposed to be "the Metal Gear Solid movie," not "the latest Hugh Jackman movie".

Incidentally I read somewhere Tom Cruise might be the next Van Helsing, that would be weird.

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:30:12 AM

Well, Tom Cruise is weird too.

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kraygen
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:39:03 AM

Couldn't agree more, most video game movies are either low budget, speed productions that are just a waste of time or star some famous guy and is distributed as his latest action movie.

This could be a huge positive if Kojima is directly involved even if he isn't directing or writing.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:32:54 AM

LOL, Tom needs to retire.

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YashaZz
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 5:24:16 AM

Heard the Van Helsing Cruise news a couple of months ago, goddamn, I'm pretty mad.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 1:32:40 AM
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All Kojima has to do is get "involved" as he says, and the the perfectionist creative monster in him will come out and control the whole project from start to finish, assuring pure awesomeness.

I will show up at the premiere beneath a cardboard box.

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Jawknee
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 3:21:24 AM
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Could be a disaster but it could be fantastic. Shartlo Copley was unknown when Distruct 9 released and he was excellent cast as Wikus van der Merwe.

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b3mike
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 5:00:35 AM
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This is seldom ever a good idea. Look at Superman Returns. On the other hand The Avengers worked with a cast of fairly well known actors. I get what they're going for, but you also need to consider established actors who are box office draws to bring money.

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Cavan1
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 5:41:46 AM
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Am going to say this once

Karl Urban.......

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xenris
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 9:52:02 AM

He kind of looks the part, also hugh jackman would have been a decent celebrity choice.

I like who you chose more. He looks similar to snake and is a pretty physical actor.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:12:18 PM

I like Karl, but the stench of the Doom movie comes to mind.

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Heartless Angel
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 11:53:27 PM

After seeing Dredd, Karl has my vote

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Beamboom
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 6:05:29 AM
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Omg, we shall thank the gods that Kojima is not set to direct this one or we would have ended up with a twelve hour long dweller of a movie.


Last edited by Beamboom on 9/28/2012 6:07:46 AM

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Ludicrous_Liam
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 12:07:16 PM

You shall now be downvoted into the fiery depths of hell.

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fatelementality
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 10:09:30 AM
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I really hope they get the guy that did the short film Metal Gear: Philanthropy. He was very good as Solid Snake.

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Nynja
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 1:47:43 PM
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I like this much better than them selecting a known actor not fit for the role. With a lot more riding on their performance in order to make it big, really helps bring some comfort to the news.

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Xzer0
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 2:01:13 PM
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It´s a shame that Kurt Russel can´t paly
young Snake but he could play a Big Boss part.

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JackDillinger89
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 7:50:36 PM
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Do people really think the minds at marvel are better off hiring a unknown actor to play snake? This reeks of failure. and can and will bomb. Having a big budget and well known actors will help draw people in and surely spell success with a capital S.

My personal choice for snake... christian bale. Have anyone see Rescue dawn? I can't think of no other. He make a good snake..or big boss. Or how about Michael caine as Zero? Nuff said. As a mgs fanatic im very afraid of this idea of a mgs movie part into its a movie that can only be made once. No screw ups then a few years later re boot it again like spider man. This is metal gear. It will be the movie of the century.

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JackDillinger89
Friday, September 28, 2012 @ 7:53:47 PM
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For the love of god no huge jackman as snake please. IGN mention viggo mortensen. Jesus the thought :(

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KJ_313
Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 9:12:35 AM
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I seriously hope that David Hayter HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THIS MOVIE!!!!! He is the voice of snake through every game and I don't think anyone else but maybe Kojima has a better understanding of Snake. Not to forget to mention that he has tons of experience at writing screen plays and GOOD ones at that. He played a pivotal part in the screenwriting for the fist 2 X men movies, and also the Watchmen, so that in itself is a pretty good resume and I'm pretty sure he will get Snake right and perfect!!!!

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SS4
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 7:56:15 PM
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So they are making a second Metal Gear movie?

First one being:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1964915/

2011 :P

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