Rumor: Christian Bale To Play Snake
Fans of the legendary Metal Gear Solid franchise likely know about the upcoming film, which has been all but confirmed by the likes of Variety and IMDB. Some of these fans may not like this idea, as it's more than a little possible that Hollywood could put a black mark on the renowned quality of this landmark series. However, it's probably gonna happen, and with the right cast, anything's possible.
Well, does anybody think the Dark Knight himself would make for a good Snake? Perhaps Sony Pictures thinks he will, as the latest rumor from the Metal Gear Solid Movie Chronicles blog (citing UK publication, "Nuts") says Christian Bale is in line for the challenging role. They already have Michael De Luca ("American History X" and "Magnolia") at the helm with Hideo Kojima acting as Executive Producer, and Bale would make for another talented and high-profile addition to the project. However, as most UK residents are well aware, "Nuts" isn't exactly CNN, so this is nothing more than a very big rumor. We're just hoping it comes true, because Bale is both an accomplished actor and a name that mainstream movie-goers recognize. Not a bad combination.
We'd love to get this confirmed in the coming months, because it might actually give MGS fans a reason to be excited. Until then, keep hoping that this film will shatter the unfortunate trend of terrible movies being born from fantastic games.
6/22/2008 Ben Dutka