Sony Pictures is looking to move forward with their live-action adaptation of the hit video game franchise, Metal Gear Solid. According to Deadline, they are in talks with Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct the film. He directed a great indie coming-of-age comedy called The Kings of Summer that came out last year.
The reason it has taken so long for the studio to get this movie into production is because they've been trying to get on the same page as the creators of the game. It looks like they've finally come to an agreement on the story they will tell for Solid Snake.
The game was introduced to PlayStation in 1998, and it's been a big hit since. The story follows 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 two hostages, the head of Darpa and the president of a major arms manufacturer, confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike."
This is a very different project for Vogt-Roberts as he's mostly worked on indie film projects. I loved what he did with The Kings of Summer, but Metal Gear Solid is a completely different beast of a movie. That doesn't mean he won't be able to pull it off because I think he can do it. The deal's not done yet, but if he does direct the movie, I'll be looking forward to seeing what he does with it.