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The Metal Gear Solid Movie Just Took A Big Step Forward

31 March 2015 3:17 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

The long touted adaptation of Metal Gear Solid is a step closer to fruition, as Sony Pictures has signed up Jay Basu to write the screenplay for the film. This will be great news for gamers, because since Metal Gear Solid debuted back in 1998, the game and its subsequent sequels have been met with consistent critical acclaim and have sold over 30 million copies. Deadline has the scoop on this story, adding that Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still on board to direct, and that Ari Arad as well as production president Michael De Luca are steering the ship as producers as well. Metal Gear Solid originally premiered on the PlayStation console over a decade and a half ago, after being devised and created by Hideo Kojima. The game.s protagonist is Solid Snake, a well-trained and deadly soldier who looks to negate the threat of a renegade special »

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Metal Gear Solid Movie Gains A Writer

31 March 2015 9:17 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Metal Gear in movie form was announced years ago, but somewhat vanished from existance. While Konami and Kojima seem to be parting ways, the movie still found a way to float back to attention. Check out who will be writing the film.

It was back in 2012 during Metal Gear's 25th anniversary event that Kojima announced they are making a Metal Gear movie. He was to be closely involved, and Sony's Columbia Pictures picked it up. All pointing to good signs that this movie will be done well.

Then it vanished. We haven't heard anything at all regarding the film since, until today.

Deadline is reporting that Sony has finally found a writer for the film, and it isn't some Hollywood big shot.

Jay Basu is the writer they have selected. His credits include Monsters: Dark Continent and he will soon be helping Universal Pictures reboot their monster flicks. Beyond »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Dustin Spino)

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Metal Gear Solid movie finds a new writer

31 March 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s been nearly a year since we last heard anything about the big screen adaptation of popular video game franchise Metal Gear Solid when it was reported that Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) had been attached to the project. Well, now we have some more news.

According to Deadline, in-demand British writer Jay Basu (Monsters: Dark Continent) has penned a deal with Sony Pictures to write a feature adaptation of Metal Gear Solid, which is set to be produced by Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man). Basu has also been attached to Universal to work on their expanded monsters universe with classic characters such as Dracula, The Wolf Man and Frankenstein.

Metal Gear Solid started out life on the MSX2 and Nintendo Famicon in 1987, titled simply Metal Gear. The game was ported for a non-Japanese audience on the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1988 and it spawned an official sequel in Japan, »

- Luke Owen

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Metal Gear movie adaptation lands Monsters: Dark Continent writer

31 March 2015 2:50 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie adaptation has landed a writer.

According to Deadline, British writer Jay Basu will pen the script for the Sony Pictures project.

It was revealed last year that the film will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Robert, with Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Fantastic Four) producing.

Vogt-Robert's previous credits include The Kings of Summer, while Basu's Monsters: Dark Continent is in post-production.

Plot, dates and casting details for the upcoming movie are yet to be announced.

It was recently revealed that Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima would leave Konami after finishing work on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

Konami has already started recruiting for a new game in the series. »

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Metal Gear Solid movie lands new writer

30 March 2015 10:54 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Jay Basu has been hired to pen the Metal Gear Solid movie, which is still pressing ahead...

The planned big screen take on the Metal Gear Solid videogames remains an active project, and we now learn that a new writer has been signed up to take a shot at the screenplay.

Jay Basu, who co-wrote the incoming Monsters: Dark Continent, is the writer concerned. He's been working with Universal on its classic monster cinematic universe too, and he now has to get the Metal Gear Solid screenplay in place, ready for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer, which if you haven't seen, we can't recommend highly enough).

The movie is being produced by Avi and Ari Arad, and we don't yet have an idea of when the film is scheduled before. Presumably all concerned would be quite keen to get cracking, though.

More on the Metal Gear Solid movie as we hear it. »

- simonbrew

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'Metal Gear Solid' Movie Brings in 'Monsters 2' Writer

30 March 2015 7:25 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

British screenwriter Jay Basu has signed on to write the screenplay for Sony Pictures' video game adaptation Metal Gear Solid. We reported back in June that filmmaker Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer) has come aboard to direct, but that was the last we heard about the project. The studio's production president Michael De Luca is overseeing the adaptation.

The original video game, created by Hideo Kojima, launched in 1998 for the original Playstation console. The game follows a solider known as Solid Snake, who breaks into a nuclear weapons compound to stop a terrorist threat by a rogue special forces unit known as Foxhound. Solid Snake's mission is to rescue two hostages, the head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects (Darpa) and president of a major arms manufacturer, while stopping the terrorists from launching nuclear weapons. There have been 10 games that have spawned from the original Metal Gear Solid.

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- MovieWeb

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Sony’s Metal Gear Solid Adaptation Finds A Writer

30 March 2015 3:27 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

In the three years since Sony began developing its Metal Gear Solid adaptation, its sole accomplishment was locking down The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts to direct last summer. Since then, word on the movie has gone suspiciously quiet as the project hovered off the radar. Was it simmering away in development limbo? If it was, that’s no longer the case, as Sony has appointed British scribe Jay Basu to tackle scripting duties on the video game adaptation.

Released in 1998, the original Metal Gear Solid game puts the player in the shoes of Solid Snake, a soldier tasked with infiltrating a nuclear weapons facility that’s under the command of terrorists. As well as preventing the terrorists from launching a full-blown nuclear attack, he must also rescue two hostages before completing his mission.

A premise perfect for the multiplexes, it’s still taken ten months since Vogt-Roberts’ appointment »

- Gem Seddon

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Sony Taps Jay Basu To Write ‘Metal Gear Solid’

30 March 2015 1:24 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In-demand Brit writer Jay Basu has closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of fanboy favorite video game Metal Gear Solid. The project is produced by Avi and Ari Arad and is being steered by production president Michael De Luca. Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings Of Summer) is attached to direct. Created by Hideo Kojima, the game was first launched on PlayStation in 1998 and follows the fortunes of Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a… »

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Solid Snake lives: Jay Basu to write Metal Gear Solid for Sony

30 March 2015 12:46 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The Metal Gear Solid film has been in the works for quite some time, with some doubting (or hoping) that it would ever happen. Those looking forward to the project can rejoice as one more major hurdle has just been overcome; Deadline reports that Jay Basu has closed a deal to pen the script for the video-game adaptation. The Kings Of Summer director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is still attached to helm the project with Avi and Ari Arad producing. Will the film actually get off the ground this time? »

- Kevin Fraser

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"Metal Gear Solid" Gets "Monsters" Scribe

30 March 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

British scribe Jay Basu ("Monsters: Dark Continent") has reportedly closed a deal with Sony Pictures to write the feature adaptation of the video game series "Metal Gear Solid".

Created by Hideo Kojima, the game follows the fortunes of 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 - one the president of a major arms manufacturer - confront the terrorists, and stop them from launching a nuclear strike.

Avi and Ari Arad will produce the project which Jordan Vogt-Roberts ("The Kings Of Summer") is attached to direct.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Lazarus comic picked up by Legendary TV

25 March 2015 2:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

You can add another comic-book-to-tv project to your watch list – dystopian sci-fi Lazarus from Greg Rucka and Michael Lark...

Legendary Television has picked up the TV rights to the still-ongoing comic book series Lazarus, it was announced yesterday, after an apparently competitive war of bidding.

The comic – created by Greg Rucka and Michael Lark – is a dystopian science-fiction tale. It’s set in a world where 16 wealthy families rule over all of society. There’s a bit of superpower-esque twist, too – each family has an immortal ‘Lazarus’ on their side.

These Lazarus characters (Lazari?) are genetically engineered to be un-killable in order to protect their families. Forever Carlyle, the series protagonist, is one of these characters.

However, there’s a little more to the comic than that short summary can do justice to, it’s a cunning deconstruction of the class system which provides food for thought as well as fights and stuff, »

- rleane

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Goddard To Helm "Spider-Man" Reboot?

2 March 2015 10:27 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

A new report over at Latino Review suggests that "Cabin in the Woods" scribe Drew Goddard, who was originally slated to write and direct the "Spider-Man" spin-off "Sinister Six," will now instead direct the upcoming Sony/Marvel Studios-sanctioned reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise.

With Marvel now in on the film and former producer Avi Arad essentially out (he'll retain a name credit), their sources claim the plan is to produce a new trilogy of films which could go by the moniker "Spectacular Spider-Man".

The previous Spider-Man verse films in the works will all be phased out, whilst Goddard's work on "Sinister Six" so far could well be reincorporated into the reboot as the plan is to apparently do a story involving Spidey versus the Sinister Six.

A major part of the first film is said to involve Spider-Man fighting Iron Man and then trying to pass the 'audition' to join the Avengers, »

- Garth Franklin

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How much control do Marvel have over Spider-Man?

26 February 2015 3:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

When the deal was announced that Marvel and Sony had come to a terms for Spider-Man to appear in their movies and kick off another reboot to the series in 2017, it was thought that Sony would have full creative control over the character and his direction.

With Amy Pascal stepping down from her seat of control, comic book movie fans were concerned when Tom Rothman took her place. Rothman is notorious for hating comic book movies when he working at 20th Century Fox and was the biggest blockade against a Deadpool movie being made, as well as banning Sentinals from appearing in any X-Men movies. He also micro-managed X-Men Origins: Wolverine to the point where he had the sets re-painted without telling director Gavin Hood. Many believe that Rothman is the reason why Marvel and Fox have an unhealthy relationship.

With Rothman now holding the keys to the Sony castle »

- Luke Owen

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'Spider-Man': Marvel May Have More Control Than Sony

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans are still buzzing over Marvel and Sony's announcement earlier this month that Spider-Man will finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the beloved web slinger reportedly set to make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, although that hasn't been officially confirmed by Marvel yet. Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that Tom Rothman will step in for Amy Pascal, who left her job as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman and Motion Picture Group president just weeks ago. Some have worried that this may hinder the new Spider-Man reboot, since Tom Rothman oversaw superhero flops such as Daredevil and Elektra during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. However, a new report from Latino-Review reveals that Marvel may have more control over Spidey than originally thought.

The site backs up previous reports that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach are "producers in name only" with the new Spider-Man movie, »

- MovieWeb

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'Spider-Man': Marvel May Have More Control Than Sony

25 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fans are still buzzing over Marvel and Sony's announcement earlier this month that Spider-Man will finally join the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with the beloved web slinger reportedly set to make his debut in Captain America: Civil War, although that hasn't been officially confirmed by Marvel yet. Yesterday, Sony Pictures announced that Tom Rothman will step in for Amy Pascal, who left her job as Sony Pictures Entertainment co-chairman and Motion Picture Group president just weeks ago. Some have worried that this may hinder the new Spider-Man reboot, since Tom Rothman oversaw superhero flops such as Daredevil and Elektra during his tenure at 20th Century Fox. However, a new report from Latino-Review reveals that Marvel may have more control over Spidey than originally thought.

The site backs up previous reports that The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 producers Avi Arad and Matthew Tolmach are "producers in name only" with the new Spider-Man movie, »

- MovieWeb

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New Details On Just How Much Control Marvel Studios Has Over Spider-man

25 February 2015 1:07 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Yesterday's news about Tom Rothman (someone whose track record with superhero properties is not good thanks to his tenure at Fox) taking over from Amy Pascal worried a lot of Spider-Man fans. To put it bluntly, pretty much everyone was wondering, "Is he going to f**k up the deal with Marvel?!" Based on a report over at Latino-Review, probably not! They reiterate that Avi Arad and Matt Tolomach are producers in name only, adding: "We have information from a source suggesting there is no financial involvement whatsoever and no direct creative control over Spidey coming from the old guard. Amy Pascal still has a say in the Mom-and-Pop arrangement she has with Feige, but Disney didn’t want to unite Pearlmutter, Arad and Feige in earnest. This is the solution. What does that mean? It means Marvel might have a bit more control than we thought. It means the »

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Are Nintendo Planning To Start Making Movies?

24 February 2015 1:49 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Word has recently broken the surface that Netflix are developing a live-action show based on The Legend of Zelda. Last year, Nintendo released a compilation of short films featuring their Pikmin characters. Avi Arad has been pursuing the feature rights to Super Mario Bros. There’s obviously something going on, as Nintendo have never been so active in spinning off their video games for old-fashioned, passive, button-free entertainment.

In a recent earnings report, now translated into English, Nintendo’s President Satoru Iwata made it very clear that the game company were looking to broaden the horizons of the content they produce.

Actually, he’s not talking about just broadening Nintendo’s horizons but those of all entertainment. Amazingly lofty talk. Here’s a direct quote;

“Our strategy for the next 10 years is to change the definition of entertainment and expand the area that Nintendo can do business in, and with this strategy, »

- Brendon Connelly

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Marvel's 'Spider-Man': What Did the Sony Hack Reveal?

12 February 2015 2:26 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last week, superhero fans got the news they've been waiting several years for, with Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures solidifying a deal that finally brings Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The official announcement revealed that the new Spidey will be introduced in an upcoming Marvel movie, which, according to several different reports is Captain America: Civil War, before a brand new stand alone Spider-Man adventure, produced by Marvel's Kevin Feige and Sony's Amy Pascal, which is set for release on July 28, 2017.

As you may well know, late last year, when thousands of internal documents were leaked from the Sony hack, some of those documents gave us a glimpse into Sony's plans for the web-crawler, which are well worth examining once more, now that the deal has gone through after several months of negotiations. While some of these details have since been confirmed others have not, so we'll have to »

- MovieWeb

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How Marvel went from bankruptcy to billions

12 February 2015 9:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

In less than 20 years, Marvel has risen from bankruptcy to multi-billion-dollar business. Ryan charts its rise and rise...

Just about every great comic book story has a darkest hour moment: a point in the tale where all seems lost. The heroes are on their knees, the city's a smouldering ruin and the villains are closing in for the kill. For Marvel, its darkest hour came in the winter of 1996.

A company that had grown in stature throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s thanks to the often stunning art and storytelling in such comics as Fantastic Four and The Amazing Spider-Man, Marvel's financial success had reached a peak by the early 90s. But then a series of bursting financial bubbles and questionable business deals saw Marvel's stock value collapse; shares once worth $35.75 each in 1993 had sunk to $2.375 three years later. An ugly fight between a group of very rich investors followed, »

- ryanlambie

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More Details on Marvel's Spider-Man Deal, New Spider-Man to be Younger

11 February 2015 4:45 AM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Marvel and Sony Pictures recently announced that the two companies made a deal to let Spider-Man appear in Marvel movies in exchange for Marvel helping guide Sony's upcoming "Spider-Man" reboot as well as allow for Marvel's superheroes to appear in it. Today, we have a few more details. It turns out that there was no exchange of money and that each company would keep all the earnings from their films. Both companies simply felt that this deal would increase everyone's revenue. And while it's not clear how, Marvel is using this opportunity to put itself in a position to reacquire the film rights to Spider-Man one day. As predicted, Spider-Man will first appear in Marvel's "Captain America 3: Civil War" on May 6th, 2016. He'll then get his own solo film on July 28th, 2017. Marvel and it's head Kevin Feige will help guide the Spider-Man reboot. "The Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb »

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