David Hayter will have no defining involvement in the live action metal gear solid movie adaptation. Hayter himself, the voice of Solid Snake and screenwriter/actor, wrote a treatment for the film however Konami and the big players turned it down.
Hayter has not been hired to script or produce the upcoming feature, should he have been, the film may have followed his intended direction, which was, “Metal Gear as the Apocalypse Now of the digital age, with Snake at the center of a swirling whirlpool of Genomic/military madness.”
A 90% majority vote at IGN believe omitting Hayter from the proceedings is a mistake. Hayter has previously been involved with the screenplays of Brian Signer’s X-men and X2 and he is certainly experienced enough to do the job, coupled with a plentiful stash of MGS knowledge surely he’d be the perfect man for the job?
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I think that the choice not to involve him was a good one. the way that his script was described made it seem like it was going to be too different from what the game is. i belive that if they do indeed create a MGS movie, it should start from Metal Gear solid(as in the first game) so then, it will give the creators more room to move around and go back and make snake eater or even go back to the metal gear series.
Wow, What a let down. I am not sure what to expect of this movie now.
watching a movie about metal gear would be too wierd already knowing the way that snakes voice sounds
Mark walberg from the movie “SHOOTER” and “4 BROTHERS” should be snake in the mgs movie he is the best choice
Me and a couple of friends have been talking about this since MGS 1 came out. and always thoguth Hugh Jackman would be perfect for SNake
I agree, David Hayter was perfect as the voice of Solid Snake but seems to have little else to offer.
JOSH HOLLOWAY, Sawyer from “Lost” is ideal for the role. Not only does he resemble snake but also has the same gravely voice. He is perfect for this role.
Solid Snake — Kurt Russel
Vamp — Oded Fehr
Psycho Mantis — Jason Miller
Vulcan Raven — Michael Bailey Smith
Sniper Wolf — Ali Larter
Donald Anderson — Morgan Freeman
Jim houseman — Clint Eastwood
I totally agree with last poster kurt russel would be awsome for the movie!!!
for the character i would have to agree with student and have to say josh Holloway.
i also think that if the correct character innt decided on then the might as well not make a movie.
Kurt Russel is too old for a demanding role like this, Josh Holloway is the perfect Snake. I do think its a mistake not having David Hayter do Snakes voice.
Snake should be Hugh Jackman. He isa a much better actor than all the other candidates and is the spitting image of solid snake.Hugh Jackman has the voice,the look,and can put that emotional feel into the movie. You have to look beyond what is obvious about snake.
As far as which movie should come first, I think it should be the game Snake Eater. Start of Chronilogically. Second, BBBBBBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! David Hayter should do a voice over or something. It just won’t be the same without him.
A Metal Gear movie would be good to see, but I thought it would be animated like the game… animated like the Final Fantasy movie.
Here is the bonus for animated: David Hayter would be the voice for Snake (obviously!) and all the voice actors/actresses of the game series would be the same for the movie
Also the special effects would be brilliant, and you can do things on computer that you can’t do in real life.
But the let down would be that it would take a while to create the movie
But it should be well worth the wait???
Anywayz, back to the party… thought I should add a comment before the new year starts
Have a good one, eveyone!
I think the decision to not include him in writing the screenplay was probably for the best. I mean, yeah, sure, he knows the series like the back of his hand, but for crying out loud, did anyone here SEE the Scorpion King? Or the X-Men movies he worked on? (mind you, in his defense, it didn’t get any better once he left the project.)
“Lost in Oz” is the only thing he’s written that I haven’t seen, and unless it’s the most brilliant TV movie of the century, then he’s got a portfolio as attractive as gangrene.
It’s still upsetting to see him not being involved at all, though, if not actually playing Snake than maybe as a member of the production team (I’ve heard good things about ‘Burn,’ which he was involved in as a producer, so you never know).
i admit that David Hayter’s voice is perfect for Snake’s character but Hugh Jackman is a perfect actor for Snake… MGS will be a very exciting movie.. i cant wait to watch it…!!! i’m a big fan of it since i first played the game.. and now watching it’s movie would be much better…
ROCK THE HOUSE SNAKE.…
I cannot believe he won’t be in the movie. If the Solid Snake in the movie doesn’t sound anything like or look anything like the Solid Snake in the game I am not gonna watch the rest of it and walk out of the movies. Just like I did with Resident Evil 3 when I found out how lame Wesker looked and sounded.
Josh Holloway all the way. How could there be any argument. He is so perfect. Hugh Jackman is not at all
Being a true Metal Gear fanatic, and not just some loser gamer, I think this is an outrage. Considering it’s going to be a North American movie, we need to have Snake, and the Metal Gear element as ‘to the fact’ as possible. Do we really need to see another action movie that most people will half enjoy and just forget with time? I’ve seen more movies than I can count, and the only reason I would be interested in seeing the MGS movie would be for the MGS element alone. Not a conceivable, SELLABLE movie anti-terrorist movie with some known douchebag American actor. David Hayter is the ONLY possible choice if this is going to be accepted by the Metal Gear community.
The Metal Gear development teams are like a chain with weak links. Hideo is a very gifted, talented writer, however through Japanese to English translation, over time the game deteriorates, with the odd loops in the story, things not intended by Kojima. Now it seems they’re going to let the Metal Gear series lose its cool and be milked. Seems like Kojima doesn’t care about what the Americans do to his story. MGS as a selling point, kind of sad to see.
Let’s think about Snake and MGS… Snake doesn’t have to act like a professional, his dialogue is all about delivery. Everything he does, says, is simple but played off with that voice. To not include David Hayter as Snake to me shames the incredibly amazing and outstanding performances he’s done in all his Metal Gear Games.
I play Metal Gear for the story and feel. I mostly owe Hideo Kojima (and co-writers/dir’s) and David Hayter and the awesome English voice acting team the thanks for that. The writing combined with delivery of character has SIGNIFIED my Metal Gear Experience and anything otherwise will just be another movie inspired by a video game.
street fighter: fail
mortal kombat: cool, but fail
resident evil: fail
silent hill: fail
house of the dead: fail
mario brothers: fail
let’s not screw up Metal Gear. Please. Do it for the real fans.
I think David Hayter shold play snake i a huge fan of MGS and it just wont be right without him.
I agree with anyone who said Josh Holloway as Solid Snake. Slap a bandana on him, give him a cardboard box and there ya go.
in my opinion, they should start the movie with a setting from an early point. you know, that way the people watching can get a feel of how everything started. i say this because there are people who never played the MG and MGS games.
if you start playing a new game and get everything at the beginning, then the game will most likely suck. there will be no point to it. so, you need to have one where you start with nothing and work your way to where you have it all.
the same goes with movies, if you watch a new movie, and you already know what is going to happen, you might not stay and watch it all. a good movie needs to keep people wanting to know what is going to happen next. not to mention, movies that are game adaptations, need to follow a bit more closely then they have in the past, in order to be a “good” movie.
i believe that straying from what is really in the games, and using what some director who knows nothing about the game, is what really made most of the video game movies in the past suck, especially Street Fighter, which had the world fighters on 2 sides, instead of fighting for themselves,
and Mario Brothers, which had very little to do with the games. yeah, they had King Koopa and all, but he was human and not the mutated turtle thing. and the goombas where some weird, and tall things, and not the little mushroom guys they are supposed to be. and yoshi? what the hell was that thing supposed to be? looked more like a retarded lizzard with down syndrom.
I agree, David Hayter has the perfect voice that suits the character!If not him,an actor I would suggest to star as Snake in the movie would be Eric Bana,he has more or less a similar voice to that of David Hayter,and if he grew a beard,he would kinda look like the character “Snake” aswell.
Josh Holloway is too pretty-boy for a gruff character like Snake. It’ll make me cringe when I hear whoever plays Snake talk and not have the incredible gravely voice Hayter provides.
Hayter could take “Adorable little puppies” and make it sound like he was about to rip your balls off and plant them somewhere to make an epic testetree, which he will then blow up with a Stinger missile launcher whilst the Colonel blathers on for 25 minutes at the most inopportune times.
David Hayter should be involoved in the movie if not as snake which i think is wrong because he is snake but as an adviser to the movie the next best man for the job would have to be Hugh Jackman because of his role as wolverine in the X-men trilogy, which was outstanding and the two characters, snake and wolverine are so alike. Both are reluctant heros and both do not know about their past lifes to start with.
But not to involove David Hayter would be a big mistake in the eyes of every MGS fan around the world. And thats alot of people to DISAPPOINT!!!!!!
David’s voice is just too famous. I just can’t imagine a gear without his voice. Hideo has to get David’s voice in there. have bale do the physical appearance but david has to have the voice in there. it won’t be mgs without it.
i dunno, snake without Hayters voice would be something awful… i hope he’ll be actor for the role, after all… hollywood make-up and visual makeover with PC can do miracles and he WILL look just like snake… or then at least he could do just the voice with someone else to do the visual work… at least thats what i hope it will turn out to be… Snake’s voice is one of the main things i love in him and ive completed all 4 games many, many times.…
As stated above, Eric Bana would be my first choice to play Snake. He didn’t seem to enjoy playing the Hulk, however, and let’s face it, Metal Gear SHOULD be at least a trilogy, so getting Bana to commit to 3 films might be difficult. Christian Bale is doing the new Terminator trilogy and if the money is right (and if the right people return), would do a third Batman film. He’s not likely to sign on for a MGS series. Hugh Jackman is a possibility. Holloway might be easiest to get to commit to a series of films. He needs something to do after Lost.
As for Hayter’s involvement, his strength is more in terms of breaking down a story than it is snappy or interesting dialogue. He should produce, working off of his treatment. It would definitely be a mistake not to involve him in some way.
Oh, and youtube Hayter’s work as an actor. It’ll be clear that he should not in any way play Snake on the big screen.
they have to have david hayter play as snake. its crap unless he’s there..
he’s got the role by being an actor, so why not let him act?
hes got the stuff to put the feeling and darkness back into the story with his voice. nobody else can make the swift movements and the rough voice act as one. that i will kick your ass voice. he already knows how to handle the character, and if you take out the only thing that the game has truly put into the movie that will stick into your mind. then it won’t even pull you into the movie. i won’t even see the movie if he’s not in it. screw every other actor. david haytor deserves this part.
I think instead of doing a live action film they should just do an animated film. We are all familar with the video games so they are the characters we would relate to the most. Then you can get the original actors to do the voice work. Just my two cents.
ok i only have one thing to say
DAVID HAYTER IS A GOD!! W/O HIM DOING THE VOICE OF SNAKE IT WOULD BE A BULLSHIT MOVIE AND IT WOULD BOTH FAIL IN THE BOX OFFICE AND IN THE HEARTS OF TRUE MGS PLAYERS!
»IF THEY DONT CAST DAVID HAYTER AS SOLID SNAKE. I RECOMEND A BOYCOTT OF THE MOVIE!!! TOTAL AND COMPLETE SHUNNING OF THE BLOODY ESCRIMENT THAT WILL BE THE METAL GEAR MOVIE IF DAVID HAYTER IS NOT SOLID SNAKE.
that is all
david hayter would make a perfect snake for this movie i think. get him into a gym, cut his hair with a kbar knife, and grow his beard out. there you have it, snake. also his voice is perfect for it too
Hugh Jackman as snake.
David Hayter for big boss.
What do you mean he would make it different from the game? He was in almost all of them and the metal gear solid was not the first the first was on the regular nintendo. David pliskin.
if david hayter is not playing snake i dont kno if i could watch it especially since he has the knowledge and kinda looks like snake not to mention he is the voice
Metal gear was the first game not metal gear solid, then it went to metal gear two then solid.
Hugh Jackman? some knob from lost? whoever else it was they said? playing snake? Fuck that. The moment I hear some shitty popular prick speak the words of Solid Snake or Big Boss and see some fucking hollywood moron’s piss poor rendidition of such a masterpiece, I will personally burn the cinema to the ground and then go on a rampage burning each and every idiot responsible for another slaughtered video game film remake who hasn’t the faintest fucking idea about the true brilliance and genius of Metal Gear Solid. Also, if David Hayter cant act then the whole film should be in CGI because without his voice it will be SHIT.
well they should put david hayter as solid snake and also they have to make the movie without any live actors but to make the movie like the game it’s self because like that they will not put down all the fans around the globe. If you guy’s form konami are smart you will do like that and keep all of us happy.
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if it was up to hayter it would be another gay fps game for the xbox.
kojima is the mastermind behind the series. hayter is one of the many great voices in mgs.
they should do the movie with david hayter and make the movie if it was like mgs1 every thing like it i been playing mgs since i was 5 dont change nothing from mgs or the movie will be gay
I honestly think that Hayter should just BE Snake. He’s got the voice (obviously), and the look, which was made abundantely clear when he co-hosted an awards show AS Naked Snake. However, he won’t be able to do that if they keep putting the movie off. I’m not so worried about the storyline, wether they follow the games, or try and fill in the gaps, i.e. the Metal Gear NES series games, the years in between the Metal Gear Series and the Metal Gear Solid Series, or any of the years between 1 and 2 or 2 and 4, whci h has been said to be filled with the destructions of prototypes from other countries. There is so much potential for this movie which would be best with Hayters guiding hand.