Jurassic World’s Derek Connolly is set to tackle the screenplay for a planned Metal Gear Solid movie. The film, which is set up over at Sony Pictures, is being directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island) and produced by Avi Arad.
The movie will be based on the video game, first launched on PlayStation in 1998 and follows Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit, sore reports Variety.
Here’s a more detailed plot:
During a training mission in late February 2005 on Shadow Moses, a remote island off the coast of Alaska containing a nuclear weapons facility, FOXHOUND and the Next-Generation Special Forces rebelled against the United States Government, under the command of Liquid Snake. Their target was the advanced weapon system Metal Gear REX, a gigantic robotic weapons platform with worldwide nuclear strike capabilities. Their demand was the body of the greatest soldier who ever lived, Big Boss, which, through gene therapy, they could use to create an army of ultimate soldiers. With the safety of the entire world at stake, at the request of the Secretary of Defense, Colonel Roy Campbell, the former commander of FOXHOUND, summoned Solid Snake out of retirement for one last solo covert operation to stop Liquid.
No timescales on this one as yet – it’s very early days- but we’ll keep you updated.
Connolly’s next project to hit screens will be Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which will land next year, and Amblin’s Intelligent Life.