David Hayter is pitching a Metal Gear Solid movie to Universal!!! To those who don't know, he is the voice of Solid Snake in all the US Metal Gear games. More important than that though (for this specific case), he was the screenwriter for X-Men and X-Men 2 (as well as a few other big movies). Meaning, he knows WTH he's doing, personally likes Metal Gear (he has said that he plays it a bit), and knows WTH he's doing!
Not to mention the already existant aspects of Metal Gear making it a prime candidate for a movie, I really think that with David at the helm this could very seriously kick total **** and be the first terrific (not just good, I mean f'in terrific) video game -> movie translation.
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Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go audition as "Soldier Who Dies Very Quickly In Snowfield" :D
An interesting character sat on the panel by the name of David Hayter. He was the screenwriter for Scorpion King and both X-men movies, as well as the American voice actor for Solid Snake(!). As a writer who's turned great content from one media (comics) into another (movies), and as someone who worked in the games industry, he knew exactly why movies based on games are usually so bad: "The writing sucks," he declared. When the work doesn't have respect for the media it's on, it fails. (By the way, Hayter is pitching Universal on a Metal Gear Solid movie. Keep your eyes peeled!)