With the announcement came the news of Michael De Luca’s inolvment as a producer — previous works have included American History X, Blade II and Magnolia. Video game creator Hideo Kojima will act as executive producer, overseeing the project.
Yair Landau, Sony chair, confirmed it was in the works following his keynote speech Thursday at the DICE vidgame confab in Las Vegas — to quote, “It’s a very cinematic game, it really lends itself to movie telling. But the question is, ‘How do you translate Snake’s experience into a full arc that conforms to what audiences expect on the large screen?”
Doug Belgrad, an executive involved with finalising the deal (the other being Sam Dickerman) states that MGS is “loaded with well-developed, intriguing characters and one of the first games to ever use cinematic tools in its storytelling.” The deal is supposedly near completion.
As it stands, the IMDB page pens a 2009 release date.