Spider-Man producer Avi Arad made an appearance at the recent Metal Gear Solid 25th Anniversary event in Japan, and made an announcement regarding Sony Pictures’ pushing a film version of the hit videogame franchise into development.
“For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters,” said Arad during a brief speech on-stage, “and videogames are the comics of today.” Given that comic-book movies are still arriving at a rate of knots, we’re not sure that the analogy holds water, but you get what he’s trying to say.
The Metal Gear Solid follows the action – and stealth! – packed adventures of super soldier/spy/mercenary Solid Snake, who is tasked with taking down a mysterious nuclear weapon-equipped mecha known as Metal Gear. The franchise is known for its complex (or confusing?) plot and the sheer amount of cut scenes the most recent iterations contained.
No details have been released regarding casting and release dates.