Variety: Jurassic World's Derek Connolly to Pen Metal Gear Solid Film

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Kong: Skull Island's Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct film

Entertainment news website Variety reported on Wednesday that writer Derek Connolly (Jurassic World, Kong: Skull Island, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom) is slated to write the "latest draft" of Sony Pictures' live-action film adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid video game series. Connolly also worked on the upcoming Pacific Rim Uprising film.

Entertainment website Deadline had reported in March 2015 that Jay Basu (The Dinosaur Project, Fast Girls) had closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the film.

Series creator Hideo Kojima originally announced plans for a Metal Gear Solid film adaptation in 2006, and it was planned at the time for a 2011 release. Production president Michael de Luca announced in 2010 that planning for the film had been postponed indefinitely.

In August 2012, Kojima announced that Arad Productions, owned by Avi Arad and Ari Arad, is producing the movie. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer, Kong: Skull Island) is attached to direct.

Most of the games in the Metal Gear Solid series follow Solid Snake, a special forces operative who slowly becomes involved in a global conspiracy. The first game in the series, released in 1998 on the PlayStation, sees him neutralizing a terrorist threat from a renegade special forces unit called Foxhound, who have taken hostages and seized control of a nuclear launch facility in Alaska.

Series creator Hideo Kojima's last Metal Gear title with Konami, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, shipped for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC in September 2015. Konami sold more than six million copies of the game.

Metal Gear Survive is the first Metal Gear console game to be announced since Kojima's departure from Konami. The game is in development, and is slated for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 20 in North America, February 21 in Japan, and February 22 in Europe.

Update: Fixed first game's release date. Thanks, ly000001.

Source: Variety (Justin Kroll and Brent Lang) via My Game News Flash

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