Metal Gear Movie Director Celebrating Series' Anniversary With Art

Lawrence Kim
July 16, 2018

Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who brought us Kong: Skull Island a year ago, has long had his sights set on adapting the Metal Gear video game franchise to the screen. The project has been in the works for several years now, but official developments have been slow. But Special Forces operative Solid Snake and the massive battle-mech Metal Gear will no longer be restricted to just video games.

If the first piece of art, a creation by Nick Foreman that was released today and seen above, is any indication of what we have in store for us, then it is going to be a wonderful month of days. Tune in every day for new updates. It features Colonel Campbell contacting fans over the Codec to bring them up to speed on the state of the Metal Gear movie.

July 13th 2018 marks the 31st anniversary of Metal Gear's arrival on the MSX2, and Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie, is celebrating the occasion by releasing 31 pieces of new art inspired by Hideo Kojima's beloved stealth-action series.

DAY 1 of #METALGEAR31st. "The bond we formed via mechs reinforced that we should be loud w/ our love of this franchise as we may find friends & collaborators in the process", notes Vogt-Roberts.

This piece of art reveals a cinematic take on some familiar imagery. In it, we see one of the titular Metal Gear, a bipedal walking tank that looks like it may be the Metal Gear REX, off the in distance, tiny birds circle a weapon pod mounted to one shoulder and soldiers stand around one of its legs. The video makes it clear that this is merely concept art and that it isn't necessarily meant to represent what will or will not be in the Metal Gear Solid movie.

Last November, Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly was brought on board to pen the screenplay for the adaptation. It would be so easy to sort of say, Metal Gear Solid is Mission: Impossible. The greys and greens of the piece deliver a somber tone and seem like the flawless sort of concept art for a movie anyone who loves the series would like to see.

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