'Metal Gear Solid' Sneaks Forward, Finds Director

Solid Snake has busted out from beneath his cardboard box, and is making a break for the big-screen.

Deadline reports Sony Pictures is finally getting a move on its adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, the Konami video game franchise that follows covert ops specialist Solid Snake on his various stealth-driven missions. According to the report, The Kings of Summer filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts is in early talks to direct, with Avi Arad aboard as producer.

With Warcraft already in production, Splinter Cell and Assassin's Creed on the way, and now Metal Gear Solid heating up, are we on the edge of the video game movie renaissance? Or will all of these films flop, like virtually every video game movie we've seen thus far? We'll find out soon enough.

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