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12-01-2004, 12:47 PM #1
Metal Gear: The Movie?A Completely Untrustworthy METAL GEAR SOLID Rumor!!
Hi, everyone. "Moriarty" here with some Rumblings From The Lab...
This is crazy talk, pure and simple. I just got in from an afternoon outing, and I found this in my e-mail box:
I just got an exciting lead from a bearded man in glasses on the television. He said that Ryuhei Kitamura is going to be directing the adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid series of games. This is a hot scoop and I am proud to be delivering it to you guys before anyone else has heard about it.
I just met Ryuhei Kitamura last night, and Hideo Kojima was standing a foot away. Iím sure if something like this were even a possibility, I would have heard about it at the time. I mean, sure, Kitamura directed some of the cut scene video material for one of the MGS games, but that doesnít mean anything. And, sure, Kitamura is moving to the US now that he's finished GODZILLA FINAL WARS and plans to start working on big studio pictures. And, yeah, I'll bet several studios would love to make a METAL GEAR SOLID film, especially one that allowed Kojima to stay onboard as a creative consultant. But again... that doesn't mean it's happening... does it?
My advice, Punch, is not to believe bearded men on your television. For now, letís just call this one an interesting rumor.
Is Snake set to lurk in the celluloid shadows? Hollywood seems to think so as Hideo talks Solid cinema
For years rumours of a Metal Gear movie have swept forward only to recede time and again. Much like Jimmy White's hairline. On numerous occasions Hollywood has seemed entranced by Snake's mulleted antics but each time Kojima has held back from parting with the rights to his gruff creation. But now a whole new (demi) wave of gossip has spouted forth - centring mainly around MGS mastermind Hideo himself.
The rumour started following Kojima's recent interview with silver screen bible Variety, which hinted that the Konami man had spent some time thinking about how to convert his clone-world to the cinema screen. Now those gossip-mongers from Ain't It Cool News have claimed that not only is the series set to transfer from PS2 and Xbox to your local cineplex but that a director has already been signed up.
According to the website, Ryuhei Kitamura is the jump-cutting Japanese executive who will be put in charge of the project, once he has finished work on his latest movie, Versus 2. While the chap is virtually unknown over here, his name has been associated with Kojima before, as the pair worked together on Metal Gear Solid 2's motion capture. But the event that seems to have sparked the latest interest from those scandal-driven servers has come from Kojima attending the LA premier of Godzilla: Final Wars, Kitamura's most recent opus.
So what you make of the story depends on if you feel cynical or hopeful. Either it's an exercise in adding two and two, or the story of a man who meets a mate of his for a drink after work. Either way, we'll bring you more news on Hideo's fascinating social life - or the MGS movie - as soon as we get it
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12-03-2004, 03:47 AM #2
Never played the games so i cant say Im very excited with this untrustworthy news ,In the year of our Lord 1314
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12-03-2004, 04:26 AM #3
well seeing as uve never played da game... id doubt ud be 'very excited' bout it even if it was trustworthy news
12-03-2004, 09:42 AM #4
I've seen videos from the games and they are very cinematic. If the same quality directing and editting can go into a movie, then it could be really good.
12-03-2004, 01:55 PM #5
yup couldnt agree wid u nemore kn'thrak, well said
12-03-2004, 01:59 PM #6
Well, since the in game scenes look like they have been taken from a movie, why not just create the movie in CG, but make it good.
12-03-2004, 02:04 PM #7
there wudnt be a point in making a CG movie really.. as it wud be da same as da game.. except degrading it by taking out the playing factor, whereas bringing the game into the hollywood scenario.. it wud be a hefty change.. das what i can think of
12-03-2004, 02:17 PM #8
Yeah, but then they would have the search for an actor to play snake, then people would argue about it, whereas if the y made it CG, then they could do what they want basically with no limitations. Other than the budget.
12-03-2004, 02:35 PM #9
Well i have seen the games, but CG wouldnt be the way to go, theyare popyular games, so a movie would seem like a good idea
12-03-2004, 03:10 PM #10
that's what they said bout Tomb Raider, did they not?
12-03-2004, 03:22 PM #11
yeah but the tomb raider games were only popular for one reason, name me a girl or women that owned the tomb raider games or game
12-03-2004, 03:32 PM #12
well u kno what.. b4 u post.. i think u jus need to think it over a bit more charismas lover.. i mean c'mon i already explained why a CG movie wudnt work.. especiallywen the aim of the game is to be a style of a playable movie...(hence the movie like plot.. not jus in dis game but many modern games) and quite frankly they always go for character selections.. in game adaptions.. book adaptations.. heck ne sort of adaptation.... and companies do want the most money possible.. and hollywood movies seem to do it.. and choosing tomb raider was a bad example.. there are sum movies that have turned games into good stuff.. for example Mortal kombat or Resident Evil (yes i kno.. people still have there individual hatred for the films)
im quite the big metal gear solid fan as u may have noticed by now and to b honest i wud love to see a metal gear movie.. if it was good.. den wiked!!.. if it was bad.. it still wudnt change my view of the games... and companies will always (well if they are clever) go for the option where the bigger paycheck lies.. and yup im assumin it wud b da hollywood movie compared to the CGi movie (plus yeah final fantasy was a brilliant movie.. but look how much of a flop it was wid da audience)
12-03-2004, 04:09 PM #13
Well after some thought i have some to some conclusions.
I'm still unsure if it would work as a live action until i saw some movies. Maybe if the plot was believable, but it would have to stay true to the game. Means, good story, maybe less talking and more action. Final Fantasy was a good movie, yet i think if they had stuck to the game world more it would have had more success.
12-04-2004, 03:06 AM #14
why wouldnt it work as a live action film, come on u like resident evil, whats the difference ?, I sometimes think u reply for the sake of it
12-04-2004, 05:37 AM #15
My reply's convey my thoughts, if they get the right actor and director then it could work, but I don't want to see another gaming franchise fall in the movie world.
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