The Pier scribe, Jay Basu has become a studio favorite as of late, having recently been tapped to help pen a flurry of writings including Universal Pictures's currently-developing cinematic monsterverse following Dracula Untold, and an adaptation of Julie Kagawa's fantasy action novel series, Talon, last year. Hopefully he's had some time to breathe in between, because now it appears that Sony Pictures is following suit with their own forthcoming adaptation of the popular Playstation favorite, Metal Gear Solid, according to Deadline.

The live action film was originally announced by game director Kojima Hideo prior to a series of false starts. Initially released on several Playstation platforms in 1998 courtesy of Konami with more games that followed, Metal Gear Solid tells the story of Snake, a soldier on a stealth mission to rescue two hostages and neutralize a nuclear threat from renegade special forces unit, Foxhound. Avi and Ari Arad are producing the film with Michael DeLuca steering the production, and The Kings Of Summer helmer Jordan Vogt-Roberts directing.

Basu's latest scriptwork with writer/director Tom Green for Monsters: Dark Continent is gearing up for a release later this year.


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