At Konami’s Metal Gear 25th Anniversary Event in Japan, producer Avi Arad announced that a Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works at Columbia Pictures.
For years, fans have asked for a film to be made from the popular Metal Gear Solid game series, but creator Hideo Kojima has always shot the idea down stating that the games are films onto themselves.
Kojima was present at the event and was on stage with Avi Arad to make the announcement, hereby blessing the production with his approval.
Arad, who produced The X-Men for Fox and, Iron Man for Paramount, and The Amazing Spider-Man for Sony, has experience in bringing complicated properties to the big screen. He is also attached to other video game-to-screen adaptations including Uncharted and Mass Effect, though neither project has been able to make its way into production yet.
It’s unclear how far along in development the Metal Gear Solid movie is at this time. It could be just a handshake right now, or it could be much further along than anyone is willing to talk about publicly. Either way, there’s more to this story that will be developing and coming to light in the months ahead.