Metal Gear Movie Script is "Weirdest, Most Kojima Thing" He's Seen, Director Says

Metal Gear Movie Script is "Weirdest, Most Kojima Thing" He's Seen, Director Says

A Metal Gear movie script has just been turned in.

There is a Metal Gear movie project currently in the works. While it's too early to tell how a film adaptation of Hideo Kojima's spy espionage series could end up, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts not only confirmed that a Metal Gear script was completed, but that it's one of the best he's ever read.

"It's one of the coolest, weirdest, most 'Kojima' thing," said Vogt-Roberts of the recently completed Metal Gear movie script in an interview with IGN. "Even me being involved in it I look at as someone as 'I would make the hell out of this movie,' but even if I wasn't involved in it I would still look at this script like, 'holy shit.'"

Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes

Vogt-Roberts became attached to a Metal Gear movie sometime in 2017 after the release of his blockbuster film, Kong: Skull Island. Vogt-Roberts is an avid video game fan who is close with Hideo Kojima and has even directed a rather kickass live-action trailer for Destiny 2.

His love of Metal Gear goes so far that he even tested potential screenwriters for the Metal Gear adaptation by inviting them to his house to play a Metal Gear video game course Vogt-Roberts designedl. Presumably this was to showcase the parts of the Metal Gear series he wanted to focus on for the film.

Kojima himself is an avid cinephile and has penned essays on Vogt-Roberts' Kong film. The two are currently showcasing never-before-seen Metal Gear art to celebrate the series' 31st anniversary.

The process of making a film is long and arduous and a completed script doesn't necessarily mean that a Metal Gear movie is starting up production right away. But as long as there are no major rewrites, and Vogt-Roberts' clear passion for the Metal Gear movie project maintains, then we might actually see what this "weird" and very "Kojima" Metal Gear movie will look in theaters.

Kojima is currently working on Death Stranding in his new studio Kojima Productions. You can read about the mysterious PlayStation exclusive in our complete Death Stranding guide with release info, news, and trailers.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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