Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

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Given the hours of cinematic cutscenes and storytelling in Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid franchise, the transition to a Hollywood movie seemed like a match made in heaven.

There were early rumours that Batman star Christian Bale would take on the role of Snake, with Hollywood scribe and Snake voice actor David Hayter ready to pen the movie's script. Equilibrium director Kurt Wimmer was also reported to be on board.

However, things change at a rapid pace in Hollywood, as producer Mike De Luca, explained to

"I don’t think it’s going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made," said De Luca. "And I get it because the problem with a lot of these adaptations is it’s such a huge franchise for the video game company. A movie can only hurt. If the movie’s great, you’re probably not going to sell more games. It’s such a separate thing. The franchise being as big as it kind of helps the movie…I’m not sure the movie does the same thing for the game."

He added: "The video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard. And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agendas just….not because the parties weren’t amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up."

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GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar


Ok my bad, well done :D
Posted 20:58 on 11 January 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ GeNeCyDe1993

Was mine so terrible you didn't get it?

Hmmm...maybe I'm losing it...

Bloodstorm, he was in Brawl.
Posted 20:54 on 11 January 2010
GeNeCyDe1993's Avatar


Come on steg? no jokes? I feel let down...
Posted 20:51 on 11 January 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


classic jokes are the greatest :P
Posted 20:07 on 11 January 2010
Bloodstorm's Avatar


Probably for the best anyway. I'd hate to see Solid Snake in a game.
Posted 19:47 on 11 January 2010

renegade@ SexyJams

Im glad old jokes dont die hard :P
Posted 18:46 on 11 January 2010
SexyJams's Avatar


MGS4 is basically a movie anyway :P
Posted 18:30 on 11 January 2010

renegade@ jtorry

Yeh no worries :P im just messing your fine to ignore me lol
Posted 14:52 on 11 January 2010
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Stegosaurus-Guy-II@ Mark_S

I thought it was called Guns of the Patriots?
Posted 14:50 on 11 January 2010
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jtorry@ renegade

It's a bug that should be fixed soon. If you click the link it does say that no articles are found.
Posted 14:19 on 11 January 2010


Also on Xbox 360 haha Video gamer, that is unlike you to Print some thing false about the love child
Posted 14:10 on 11 January 2010
Mark_S's Avatar


Thought you would all like to know that there has already been an independently-made MGS movie made by a group called Hive Division.

It's called Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy and you can find it here:

Enjoy. :)
Posted 14:04 on 11 January 2010
El-Dev's Avatar


MGS4 also on XBox 360. When was that announced?
Posted 13:55 on 11 January 2010


Ill do what needs to be said

You mean a game?

Oh well i wanted an MGS movie would be cool tbh :)
Posted 13:33 on 11 January 2010

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Release Date: 12/06/2008
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Genre: Stealth
No. Players: 1 + Online
Rating: BBFC 15
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