Metal Gear Solid Movie coming 2009
In May 2006, Metal Gear series creator Hideo Kojima announced that a film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid was in development. The film was purported to be in English, said to be released some time in 2009. Kojima also announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo later that month that he had negotiated a contract with a party in Hollywood to adapt the video game into a film. Kojima also considered Alaska as the site of the film production, due to the game's setting in the state.
David Hayter, the English voice actor for Solid Snake, had submitted his take for the movie but executives have passed on his script. He has previously written the screenplay to X-Men and co-written X2 and The Scorpion King. There has since been a petition web site started in the hopes of getting David Hayter involved with the project.
Producer Michael DeLuca has expressed interest in having Equilibrium director Kurt Wimmer write the script for the movie. Later on Kurt Wimmer was opted to direct the movie adaptation. Konami's Aki Saito had commented that There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson was interested, but DeLuca dismissed the claim.