Metal Gear movie: Release date, cast, story, trailer, more

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Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has been trying to get a live-action Metal Gear film off the ground since 2014, and at one point it seemed inevitable.

Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is a vocal fan of Vogt-Roberts’s work, having written a column praising Kong: Skull Island for Rolling Stone.


The filmmaker has commissioned illustrations and other proof-of-concept work from various artists (and even ILM folks) to define the film’s look.

Is the Metal Gear movie still happening?

In an appearance on Gary Whitta’s Twitch talk show, Animal Talking, Vogt-Roberts gave an update on the Metal Gear film’s progress. He also talked about his desire to work on a separate Metal Gear animated series starring voice actor David Hayter.

GameSpot transcribed a portion of the interview.


“Look, this is my baby. I’ve been working on this thing for six years, trying to make it so it is the disruptive, punk-rock, [true-to-the-source-material adaptation Kojima and fans want]. I will continue to fight for it every day,” Vogt-Roberts said.

“I thought I was going to be on set on this movie a year ago… Covid has sort of changed everything, and we’re figuring out a bunch of stuff,” he added. “I have no idea when it’s going to go. I will fight for it every single day. I will fight to try and get this animated series going in conjunction with it. It’s tough getting movies made — especially something where you’re trying to be bold like this. I will fight every single day until I can’t.”

What’s the Metal Gear movie about?

“An advanced tank is stolen by a terrorist group and an elite soldier, Solid Snake, is dispatched to retrieve it.” That’s what IMDb has to say about the film’s story — though the entry hasn’t been updated since November of 2017. Expect something pretty faithful to the source material.


Metal Gear movie cast

We don’t know who’ll star in the Metal Gear movie just yet, but Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) has expressed interest in playing Solid Snake.

“Metal Gear Solid — that’s the one,” Isaac told IGN last year. “I’m throwing my hat in for that one.” The artist BossLogic made a pretty sick fan poster of Isaac in the role that same day.

Metal Gear movie trailer

The Covid-19 pandemic has stalled progress on most blockbusters, so this film’s chances of getting made have suffered accordingly. But Vogt-Roberts is still holding out hope.


We may see a trailer a couple years down the road.

Metal Gear movie release date

We’ll have to wait a while and see if this movie gets made, but any release date would be years off at this point.