Firstly on April 28th in a podcast, then on May 10th 2006 at the last E3 expo Metal Gear Solid creator (amidst rumors), Hideo Kojima, made the announcement that a feature-length film adaptation of the popular series was in development:
“I have received many offers to adapt Metal Gear Solid. It has taken a long time, but we have finally settled on an arrangement. False facts aside, a movie project is underway. I have finalized a Class-A contract with a party in Hollywood.” Source.
During this time rumors were abound that the atrocious and pitiful director Uwe Boll (Alone in the Dark, Postal) was somehow involved. At the announcement these rumors were quashed, German director Uwe Boll will not have anything to do with the project — “it’s impossible we’d ever do a movie with him”.