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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Metal Gear Solid is taking one more step closer to getting made. According to Variety, Derek Connolly, one of the writer’s behind 2015’s box office hit, Jurassic World, has been hired by Sony to write the latest draft of the video game adaptation.

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While some may not be super thrilled by this announcement, this is quite the promising move. Yes, both Jurassic World and Kong: Skull Island had incredibly simplistic screenplays, they were also both crowd-pleasing hits that went over well with critics and audiences alike. It helps they were both very entertaining movies, even if they didn’t quite live up to hardcore fans’ expectations

At this time, given the terrible video game adaptations we’ve had in the past, this may be something we really need to help get the genre off the ground.

Plus, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is on board to direct, and he’s very much a savvy fanboy who understands what audiences want to see out of a film. Given the right direction from Vogt-Roberts, Connolly very much comes across as a screenwriter who is able to deliver the goods.

What do you think of this report? Is Derek Connolly the right man to bring Solid Snake to the big screen? Let us know your thoughts down below!

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SOURCE: Variety

  • TheOct8pus

    Half the movie will be Solid Snake crouching in a corner waiting for the guards to pass by…

  • WTFITBS

    …and somehow they’ll still find a way to f#*k it up. It never fails.

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.