Fan movie MGS Philanthropy 2 cancelled, 12-minute promo released

Some of you may remember Metal Gear Solid Philanthropy (if not, check it out). It is 70-minute Metal Gear Solid movie made by a group of Italian fans and film-makers, that was released in 2009. The fan project received a lot of praise, including from Hideo Kojima himself, who said he was looking forward to the sequel.

The collective (called Hive Division) began working on a sequel titled ‘The Land Where Truth Was Born’, and were ready to start crowd funding to pay for the production costs of the full movie, when they got note from Konami that the film couldn’t be officially authorized due to licensing issues. Because of this, the team deemed further work on the project too risky and decided to cancel it.

Today they released a 12-minute video on Youtube, that was going to be used as a tool to promote the project on crowd funding platform IndieGoGo.

Here is a video message from Giacomo Talamini, the director of the movie, announcing the cancellation of the project:

You can visit the MGS Philanthropy website here.

The team is currently working on an original project. You can visit their site here.

Source: Hive Division

  • moto hellogoto

    I didn’t know about this project but sounds interesting so it’s a bummer to hear it got canceled.

  • markos

    Thanks god!! The sniper character was so annoying..

  • All I want is TPP.

  • Golgari

    Basically because of Konami license issues.
    What a load of bullshit. This is the same thing happened with Metal Gear1 remake. License bollocks again.

    I enjoyed the movie. It’s a sad day that they cancelled the second movie. It would be perfect for free advertisement.

    • It’s probably the same thing that happened to the remake: it looked too professional. You can even hear Paul Eiding in the beginning.

      • Golgari

        True. But what’s the point really?
        Remake and this would be perfect for Konami’s free advertisment. I don’t get it. Really. Why license this to death? Metal Gear and Hideo Kojima deserve much more praise from the fans than Konami.

        My opinion obviously.

        • Yes, things like this are just good advertisement for Metal Gear, so why they do this, who knows.

        • Fraaancis

          Lets look at facts:
          Konami didnt go so well last years, their only big seller on AAA market is MGS, because of Kojima.
          They trying to use him in every franchise to boost sells, with making MGS at the same time.
          Fear of rivalry (if they planning to make theyre own remake and film), many could say “x maded by fans made is better”.
          It could be also fear that fans creation would be bad and would be associated with Konami (for non MGS fans), but mostly first.

          In healthy scenario you allow to do fans their best (and if its good you can even hire them) and every one loves you.
          In unhealthy – you fear and everyone hates you.

          Thats probably why they hired Sutherland for their BIG GAME (if you didnt know Avi Arad suggested him for this role), to guarantee success.
          Del Toro helping Kojima with Silent Hills is obviously here for that reason too, but everyone ok with that because SH franchise goes in a wrong direction last couple of years.

          Thats actually common problem for big studios with a big bugets – fear to take a risk, (use successful formula over and over, hire big names etc.) which small studios didnt have because they have nothing to lose.
          Just look at Activision or EA.
          We shouldnt judje them for that.

          • Guest

            Thats probably why they hired Sutherland for their BIG GAME (if you didnt know Avi Arad suggested him for this role), to guarantee success.
            Del Toro helping Kojima with Silent Hills is obviously here for that reason too, but everyone ok with that because SH franchise goes in a wrong direction last couple of years.

    • Johan.H

      I’m glad they cancelled that Metal Gear 1 fan remake, if it would’ve launched we would basically have lost every chance to get an official MG and MG2:solid snake video game by Kojima!

  • Konami goes copyright crazy again…

  • Big_Boss88

    It sure looked nice and promising :), so it’s a shame it got cancelled :(.
    Oh well, shit happens…now Kojima just give me TPP >:O.

  • César H. Sandoval

    They are triying to get Hollywood to make an MGS movie, so I guess that coulda have something to do with it…

  • Alex

    Honestly, I’ve always been more excited for what Loftworks wants to do anyway. The first Philanthropy wasn’t that great and the descriptions and script ideas for what Loftworks was planning made me put money down on their Kickstarter.

  • as

    huh?is this fan-made and Konami mad for it?

    wtf,such a greedy action then by Konami.

  • Alex

    This was a better fan film than anything they ever did, in my opinion.

  • Nekkedsnake

    i get why konami cancelled it. but damn, this is the only thing they will have to a LIVE ACTION MOVIE which us, the fans, will approve. cuz hollywood will more than 50% fuck shit up. i watched the original Philanthropy movie and it was dope. seems konami jus wants to keep killing fan-made MGS goodness. last one was the MGS remake, which i wanted!!!

  • Fraaancis

    Konami strikes again!

  • John Rhogan

    I haven’t watched this (looked kinda ridiculous IMO), but at least these guys are respectful of Konami’s wishes to cancel their project. I can imagine they were a little disappointed.

  • Nate Barrett

    Did anybody actually want this?

  • WhatTheJuicay

    interesting to see a young snake with Solid Eye tech

  • Shalashaska Has Landed..

    When Colonel Campbell was talking about The Patriot’s supremacy, with The Twelve Wisemen’s artwork being fade to black…
    My God….
    Those MGS2 *mindfuck* shivers came running back to me, like The Juggernaut. I damn near thought I was back in 2002… Sighs… I truly miss Sons Of Liberty’s version of The Patriots.

  • JTH

    FUCKONAMI

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