Film publication Deadline is reporting
that Sony Pictures has been moving forward on plans for a movie based on the popular Metal Gear Solid franchise from Konami and Hideo Kojima's Kojima Productions, and is 'in early talks' with Jordan Vogt-Roberts -- the up and coming director known for Kings of Summer and the sketch comedy TV series Mash Up.
The project is produced by Avi Arad, and it’s being steered by production president Michael De Luca. This is a long-gestating project because it just took so long for the game creators and the studio to find themselves on the same page in how to tell the story of protagonist.
Metal Gear Solid is just one of many video game franchises with films reportedly in development. Others include another Resident Evil sequel, Blizzard's Warcraft, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Splinter Cell, new offerings for Mortal Kombat and Hitman, and even Angry Birds, Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper.
Of course, many such projects never get past the planning stages, so whether they'll happen or not is anyones guess. Some are much further along and more likely than others though.