Star Wars’ Oscar Isaac has been tapped to portray Solid Snake in the long-awaited adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid game franchise. The film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and produced by Avi Arad from a script by Derek Connolly. Peter Kang will be executive producing for SONY.
The franchise was created by Hideo Kojima in 1987 as the game Metal Gear by Konami for the MSX2 computer in Japan and parts of Europe, and eventually moved over to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the US. A relaunch for the SONY Playstation known as Metal Gear Solid was released in 1998, followed by several sequels on multiple consoles. The game is considered the first to use stealth as a tactical strategy in game play.
The game focuses on Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. A production date for the film has yet to be announced