Hideo Kojima, game designer of the Metal Gear Solid series of videogames has confirmed that a movie adaptation is in the works:
I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement. False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood.
At the end of the GameSpot article David Hayter, the voice actor of Solid Snake, is mentioned. It would be difficult for me to imagine Snake not sounding like David Hayter. I’ve grown used to his voice after years of playing the Metal Gear Solid games, so David Hayter = Solid Snake to me. Who they cast as Snake should be interesting. They had better get someone who looks a lot like Snake or there will be ranting and possibly pouting.*
One thing I didn’t realise until I’d read the brief news article is that David Hayter is writing the screenplay for the Watchmen film. I knew of his previous exploits in screenwriting, X-Men and X-Men 2 amongst others, but not about Watchmen. Like many people, I’d believed Watchmen to be unfilmable. Maybe they’ll do a good job and surprise us, but already I’m half dreading the film adaptation of the seminal comic book written by Alan Moore (of V for Vendetta Fame).
*Snake is dreamy, and David Hayter’s voice is sexy. *swoon* Though Tasia Valenza voicing Sniper Wolf gives David Hayter a run for his money. Sniper Wolf = teh hotness! If there was an argument for having good voice acting in games, the Metal Gear Solid series should be a part of it.