Oscar Isaac to Play Solid Snake In Metal Gear Solid Movie

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We’re not convinced that Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid requires a live-action remake (like most of his games, it’s already highly cinematic), but the long-gestating project from Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts appears to finally be happening. According to Deadline’s sources, Oscar Isaac has signed on to play ex-FOXHOUND operative Solid Snake for Sony’s upcoming adaptation of Konami’s hit 1998 stealth-action title.

Isaac is probably best known for playing Poe Dameron in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, but based on his other credits, which include critically acclaimed films such as Ex Machina and Inside Llewyn Davis, we’re expecting him to do a fine job of bringing Snake to life. The actor also has a starring role in next year’s Dune, as well as Marvel’s new Moon Knight series.

“Given Isaac’s extremely busy schedule, a production start date is still unknown but his involvement makes this property a high priority for the studio going forward,” Deadline notes. “As for Isaac, Metal Gear Solid could give him another major franchise having already starred in the most recent Star Wars franchise.”

Kong: Skull Island and Pokémon Detective Pikachu writer Derek Connolly is still penning the script, but we’re guessing that the film will follow the original game’s plot closely and trace Solid Snake’s exploits on Shadow Moses Island. It’ll be interesting to see who Sony casts for the renegade members of FOXHOUND, which comprise fan-favorite characters such as Psycho Mantis and Sniper Wolf. (Isaac will presumably double as Liquid Snake, Solid Snake’s clone twin.)

Tsing Mui
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