“Can you explore these themes in a really interesting way on film? ”
Oscar Isaac – who will play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie – says he took on the role because he “loved the game.”
In an interview with Total Film, Isaac spoke about his current engagements, which include the Metal Gear Solid film from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
“I just loved the game,” said Isaac (thanks, GamesRadar +, via NME). “I love the feeling the game would give me every time I played. It’s just a weirdly isolated, sad, and lonely game to play that has these amazing moments of violence and terror, with these weird concepts and villains and psychedelics But, yeah, it’s kind of like psychedelic military horror things happening.
“And the truth is, underneath it all is an anti-war story. So I think those are the elements that I really like. And, like I said, I likes the feel of playing it, and the big question of: can something like that be transferred – or can you explore these themes in a really interesting way – on film? “
As Martin summed it up a few years ago, the Metal Gear movie was first announced in 2006 and over the years has had names like Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman and even famous director Paul Thomas. Anderson. However, momentum has been building since Arad Productions joined the group in 2012, and in 2014 Sony Pictures finally got director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is also a longtime gamer.
“If I was smarter and knew more about math, there is another reality in my life where I would have gotten into game development,” Vogt-Roberts told us at the time. “The influence they had on me as a person, as a filmmaker, it’s so intense and intimate and rewired my brain at a very young age – the language of how video games work is so important. The video games I have played are as influential to me as the movies I have watched. “