Oscar Isaac sneaks into Metal Gear Solid film lead role

Oscar Isaac sneaks into Metal Gear Solid film lead role

Actor Oscar Isaac of Star Wars fame has been signed to play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid film.

That's according to Deadline - and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter - which says that the movie is still in development over at Sony Pictures. Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is at the film's helm.

There's no word yet on when the movie will actually enter production. The project was initially signed between Metal Gear publisher Konami and Sony Pictures back in 2012, with little word about progress since.

With Isaac now named as the film's lead, it's likely that things are actually beginning to move on the project. The star himself said last year he'd love to play Solid Snake in an adaptation of the video games series.

While we can't say for certain, this does also mean that Isaac will also likely be playing Solid Snake's clone twin brother, Liquid Snake, and we hope he approaches the role with the same camp British energy that Cam Clarke leant to the role back in 1997.

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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.


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