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Metal Gear anniversary short stars David Hayter, but no news on the movie

Revolver Ocelot promises a lot of fan service in due time

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

This past week David Hayter, the original and longtime voice of Solid Snake, cut an endearing tribute to the Metal Gear franchise for its 31st anniversary in a short made by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the director working on a Metal Gear Solid adaptation.

In the video (via Kotaku) Snake pops up in a codec screen to inveigh, with great idealism, against the present state of cinema. (“An endless series of proxy films, created by mercenaries and machines.”)

A Metal Gear Solid adaptation has been discussed for what seems like forever (mentions of it go back as far as 2006). Still, in 2014, Sony said it was moving forward with an adaptation, bringing aboard Vogt-Roberts. The director has in the meantime directed 2017’s Kong: Skull Island, as well as an eye-catching live-action trailer for Destiny 2’s launch last year.

Regarding news about the Metal Gear Solid movie, Revolver Ocelot shows up to spoil the fun — no update, just a promise of one in due time. “Until then, just know we’re trying to launch a movie that preserves everything you love about Metal Gear,” Ocelot grumbles, “and probably think is too weird for the masses.”

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