Long-rumored Metal Gear Solid movie FINALLY happening

After years of rumors and false starts, it seems one of the most iconic videogame franchises ever created is finally coming to the big screen. Terrorists, look out, because Solid Snake is on the case.

News broke today that a film adaptation of Hideo Kojima's acclaimed action espionage series Metal Gear Solid is moving forward, with Avi Arad (Spider-Man, X-Men) attached to produce.

The project was announced at a joint press conference with Arad and Kojima in attendance. As Arad explained, a Metal Gear movie is a pretty natural progression from his work in comic films:

"For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters--and video games are the comics of today. We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed."
With tons of action and conspiracies, Metal Gear is ripe for a big-screen treatment, and this isn't the first time someone has tried. There have been rumblings for more than a decade, and a 2008 attempt nearly got off the ground—but arguments over the budget eventually derailed it.

But if anyone has the power to make this one happen, it's Arad.

Now, let the debate begin: Who is cool enough to play Solid Snake?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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