Derek Connolly has kept himself busy since Steven Speilberg discovered him after Safety Not Guaranteed. Since then, he’s been the man behind the words of many big budget films like Jurassic World, Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and even the upcoming 9th episode of Star Wars. Connolly is set to add one more to that list as Sony Pictures has announced that he will be penning the film adaptation of the renowned video game from Hideo Kojima, Metal Gear Solid.
Connolly will be reuniting with his Kong: Skull Island director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who is set to helm the film.
The duo will be looking to create a movie worthy of one of Kojima’s masterpieces. Metal Gear Solid released in 1998 on the Playstation (1) and follows Solid Snake as he infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility, intent on stopping Foxhound. MGS is one of the most iconic games and series in video game history, so they will need to tread lightly. Thankfully, they have the resume to pull this off, but it’s safe to say we will all be keeping a close eye on this project.
There is no set release date for this project.
In other news, we can confirm that this movie will be 10x better than that dumpster fire Konami is making with Metal Gear Survive.