In an interview with IGN, Jordan Vogt-Roberts talked about his plans for the Metal Gear Solid movie. Previously he already mentioned that he wanted to do the series justice and hit the right tone that is so characteristic of the franchise.
On what characters he would like to include, Vogt-Roberts said:
“I mean, I’m a big Sniper Wolf fan, and when we were sitting down to think about the script at a certain point it was like, ‘is Cyborg Ninja in this movie or not?’ and the part of me that was a little kid was like, ‘there’s no world in which I’m ever going to make a Metal Gear movie that Cyborg Ninja is not going to be in.’ It’s really easy to be like, ‘it’s a good character to save for the second one,’ but no, no, no.”
Another thing Metal Gear is known for are its fourth wall breaking moments, such as Psycho Mantis reading your memory card or checking the game case for Meryl’s CODEC frequency.
“I actually do think that considering breaking the fourth wall is an important part of potentially what that movie would be. Finding a way to do that in an interesting way, I think things like Deadpool have actually shown that you can play with that concept these days.”
However, for Vogt-Roberts the philosophies expressed by the various characters are a more significant aspect of the series.
“To me, the fourth wall breaking is a little less important than the walking philosophies and ideologies those characters represent, and getting that right and the tone right and things like that. If breaking the fourth wall makes sense, I’m all for it, I’m more interested in the ‘Kojima conversations’ about whatever song came out then or whatever – it’s that stuff that it just absolutely needs.”
On another note, Vogt-Roberts recent movie Kong: Skull Island contains a Metal Gear easter egg in the form of a ship that’s called ‘Gray Fox’, after the fan favorite Metal Gear character. Kojima himself already saw the movie and called Vogt-Roberts a ‘genius’, so at least he has the approval of the creator himself.