OK, so I know that David Hayter isn’t really Solid Snake, but I bet he pretends to be when double glazing salesmen call him up.
More on Hayter later, but first of all comes the interesting news that Hideo Kojima and Avi Arad have joined forces to confirm the existence of a Metal Gear Solid movie project with Arad in the producer’s chair. Kotaku report that that the two men appeared on stage together at a Metal Gear Solid anniversary in event in Tokyo and talked about the movie plans.
Arad, who was CEO of Marvel Studios once upon a time, has already produced a number of successful comic book movies like Iron Man and The Amazing Spider-Man, and used this as the main selling point for his planned video game movie empire.
For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters. Comic books are now the biggest genre in cinema. Video games are the comic books of today.
That’s a pretty solid line of logical thinking right there, just so long as no one pokes at it too hard. Or, you know, sneezes within a fifty metre radius.
Rumours of a Metal Gear Solid movie have been kicking around for so long now that it may not be wise to count these MGS movie eggs before they’re properly hatched. It’s also worthy of mention that, despite announcing his intention to do for video game movies what he did for comic book movies, Arad is already attached to two video game movies that … haven’t been made.
The last we heard of Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune was that Neil Burger, the second director to be signed on, had walked away from the film and that the script was being rewritten from the ground up. Mass Effect was announced back in 2010 with Mark Protosevich tapped to write the screenplay, but things have gone very quiet on that front as well.
Hopefully our cynicism will prove to be nothing but ill-founded grouchy naysaying, but in the meantime we can at least count on the release of a film related to the Metal Gear Solid franchise: David Hayter, voice of Solid Snake in the English-language versions, has released a full synopsis and some art for his new werewolf movie, Wolves.
Described by Hayter as, “Twilight with a bit more bite to it, and without abstinence,” Wolves sounds in concept similar to the new Teen Wolf TV series. Here’s the story from the official sales page.
Cayden Richards, 18, has it all: Captain of the high school football team; straight-A student; gorgeous girlfriend. But when he wakes one dark night to find his parents brutally murdered, he is horrified to realize that he is turning into an animal: a wild, savage wolf. Panicked, Cayden runs, determined to find out what is happening to him. His quest leads him to the strange, isolated town of Lupine Ridge, where two clans of wolves are on the brink of war.
The opposing clans are lead by Connor, the powerful, pure-blood alpha of a savage pack and John Tollerman, an old farmer, committed to protecting the human citizens of Lupine Ridge.
But when Cayden falls for Angelina, the beautiful, young mate promised to Connor, a battle to the death is inevitable.
And as the past begins to reveal itself, Cayden’s place in the world becomes clearer — As does his power to put an end to the savage violence building up around, and within him…
The film will star Lucas Till as the goodie, Jason Momoa as the baddie, and Merritt Patterson as a piece of meat for them to fight over, apparently. It’s currently set for a summer 2012 release, here’s the bit of teaser art that’s been released.