Yet another video game movie is making its way slowly through the production process.  This time around, Metal Gear Solid, which has been in the works for some time.  Avi Arad (of X-Men and Spider-Man fame) is set to produce the new film and Hideo Kojima, the brains behind the massive franchise, will be acting in a supervisory role.

Talking recently at the Eurogamer Expo in London, Kojima had a few things to say about the upcoming project.  He stated that Solid Snake will indeed be the protagonist for the film.  He also mentioned that he’s changed his mind a bit on who he’d like to see filling that role.  At first Kojima wanted Hugh Jackman on the roster, but has since reconsidered.

If I talk to much about this Avi might get mad at me, but after thinking about it more, it’s probably better to go for someone new, a rising star, someone who hasn’t been typecast before as a particular kind of character, so that’s the route we’re going right now.  Avi is very good at finding these people, and I think we can find someone who can make it big and have Solid Snake be their break into the movie industry.

So it looks like they’ll be fishing for fresh faces.  You got a mug that looks like the Snake?   Get yer ass on the audition list, if you dare!

So what do the Nerdreaders think?  MGS movie – good or bad?  Get someone solid for Snake (badda bing) or bring in an unknown and hope the world loves them?


Thanks to ign for the heads-up on this one.

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