It looks like Sony has finally found their Snake. Oscar Isaac is set to play Solid Snake in the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie.
Metal Gear is a series of action-adventure stealth video games created by Hideo Kojima and developed and published by Konami. The first game, Metal Gear, was released in 1987 for MSX home computers. In it, players control Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit. Snake must liberate hostages and stop the terrorists from launching a nuclear strike.
While participating in IGN’s cast roundtable for Netflix’s Triple Frontier, IGN host Max Scoville asked the cast which video game-turned-film they would want to be a part of. This was Isaac’s reply:
Metal Gear Solid, that’s the one. I’m throwing my hat in for that one.
Later, director Jordan Vogt-Roberts stated on Twitter that “the ball’s in Oscar’s court.” You can view the tweet below:
THIS-MUSING-IS-NOT-NEWS-PSA:— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) March 4, 2019
To everyone asking how I feel about Oscar Isaac saying he wants to be Solid Snake.
The full process required to cast an icon hasn’t even started, but..
Ask @Bosslogic where the idea for his brilliant mock up came from.
The ball’s in Oscar’s court. pic.twitter.com/DKM1gw0Oc2
Now, Deadline has heard that Oscar Isaac has indeed been cast for the role of Solid Snake in the movie.
The Metal Gear Solid movie is written by Derek Connolly, with Avi Arad producing and Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.