Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts is a huge Metal Gear Solid fan, he revealed during an interview with Glixel, and that's why he's worked hard to make sure Sony gets the right writers for the upcoming Metal Gear film he's directing.
"I was sitting in an executive's room at Sony, and there was a Metal Gear Solid book on the table and I said, 'Oh my God, you have Metal Gear?' And they said, 'Yeah but that's not for you,' more or less," the director said regarding his hiring process. "I went to my agents and I was like, 'You guys don't understand how important this is for me, how much I love it, how much I love the tone, the characters, the idiosyncratic nature of what these games were and what they mean to me, and there's no greater project that I would rather embark upon. I told my agents and managers that I want to do this movie."
"I spent three months of my life putting together this massive book to say, 'This is how important this property is to me, and I don't care if you don't hire me. I need to do this for myself, because if you give this to someone else, I just need to be able to say I did everything I could."
The director also talks about how he admires Hideo Kojima and loves being able to get to know the legendary designer: "It's been one of the more surreal things in my life getting to know him, befriending him and working with him as a colleague, in addition to constantly having to sit across from someone who essentially I identify as a hero and an icon. He's everything you want him to be when you talk to him. The way his brain works and the way he approaches his projects and, I think, all of media - you understand why he's such a seminal figure in the game world and, in my mind, far beyond that."
Does Vogt-Roberts' enthusiasm make you think the Metal Gear film could be good?