Sony’s in-development Metal Gear Solid movie has a new screenwriter.
Derek Connolly, known for co-writing Jurassic World and Kong: Skull Island, has been hired to write a new draft for a live-action adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid video game. The first draft was penned by Jay Basu (Fast Girls, Monsters: Dark Continent).
Set to direct the film is Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who collaborated with Connolly when he helmed Kong: Skull Island. The filmmaker has been attached since 2014, when the only feature film he had to his name was The Kings of Summer. On board as producer is Avi Arad, who has a resume packed with superhero pictures, including Spider-Man movies, X-Men movies, and Iron Man.
The gaming franchise began as Metal Gear, a 1987 game released for the MSX home computer architecture. Created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami, the unfolding series of action-adventure stealth video games mostly focused o na special forces operative known as Snake. The film currently in the works is said to be an adaptation of the 1998 video game, Metal Gear Solid, released for the Playstation.
There’s still no word as to who may play Snake.
Connolly has a number of high-profile projects on the pipeline. The increasingly in-demand screenwriter is also attached to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Star Wars: Episode IX and Itelligent Life for Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment.