Dream Casting an Original Metal Gear Solid Movie

TVOvermind | 2/16/2016 | Nat Berman
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If you’re a fan of wonky eyed super spy Solid Snake, you probably know the PlayStation franchise that made him famous is soon to get the movie treatment. Yes, that’s right. Solid Snake is coming to a silver screen near you. Long term fans, however, can be forgiven for holding back their excitement. This isn’t the first time a Metal Gear Solid movie has been promised. In fact, many fans have started to write the project off as another game adaption that’ll never get off the ground.

That is, until Oscar Isaac – Hollywood heartthrob and all round cool guy – threw his hat into the ring this week and asked for the lead role. Despite a packed schedule (he’s due to appear in Star Wars: Episode IX, Netflix’s Triple Frontier and the Dune reboot), Isaac has made it clear he’d love to don Snake’s legendary eyepatch. And in a wonderfully strange turn of events, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts responded by saying he’d already pictured Isaac in the role (and even based a concept drawing on him).

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So, to celebrate what may turn out to be an epic movie partnership, we had a go at dream casting an original Metal Gear Solid movie.

It’s hard to forget your first encounter with Sniper Wolf. She introduces herself by shooting Snake’s sidekick Meryl. Later, we find out she’s a Special Forces agent with links to Russia (classic spy game fodder). It’s why we picked action heroine Milla Jojovich for this role. She’s badass in the Resident Evil movies and, being from the Ukraine, she’d nail the accent too.

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