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Paul Thomas Anderson NOT Directing May 19th, 2008

Seems like the inter­net is once again up to mis­chief, this time it revolves around “There will be blood” direc­tor, Paul Thomas Anderson.

Kotaku recently spoke with Aki Saito — the fel­low han­dling movie nego­ti­a­tions. When quizzed about Kojima’s involve­ment with the movie, he responded:

Hol­ly­wood has great respect for Mr. Kojima. They want to meet with him. Kojima will be act­ing as a pro­ducer, but we don’t know how involved he’ll be as a pro­ducer. Often Hol­ly­wood adap­ta­tions have the orig­i­nal game cre­ator involved at the begin­ning, but some­where along the line they fall out of view. This is why it’s very impor­tant for us to care­fully pick the stu­dio for this project.

Before adding that Paul Thomas Ander­son was an inter­ested direc­tor. This cir­cu­lated the world wide web like some elec­tron­i­cally fuelled wild­fire. There was some spec­u­la­tion that the much less aus­pi­cious Paul W.S. Ander­son (Alien Vs. Preda­tor) had been mis­taken for some­one with tal­ent. Luck­ily Col­lider stepped in to clarify:

I’ve emailed [movie] pro­ducer Mike De Luca and he said the rumor about Paul Thomas Ander­son is “com­pletely false and ridiculous.”

So that’s that.

Development underway, Kurt Wimmer a possible director March 17th, 2008

At the Planet Hol­ly­wood Casino in Las Vegas, as part of the pro­mo­tion for Sony’s “21”, Com­ing Soon caught up with Michael De Luca (writer of Judge Dredd, pro­ducer on Blade II, Zathura, Ghost Rider). In speak­ing with him, he revealed that now the writer’s strikes have ended, the devel­op­ment of the Metal Gear Solid movie has swung back into action.

De Luca also men­tioned an upcom­ing meet­ing with Kurt Wim­mer, direc­tor and writer of Equi­lib­rium. A num­ber of fans have pre­vi­ously expressed a desire to involve him in the game to movie adap­ta­tion — they may yet get their wish. His involve­ment isn’t yet con­firmed and we can only spec­u­late as to his poten­tial role.

Christian Bale as Snake? September 12th, 2007

The UK pub­li­ca­tionNuts” (NSFW) pre­dom­i­nantly for males, has report­edly been talk­ing with Chris­t­ian Bale, so our reader Pablo tells us,

In the lat­est edi­tion of Nuts mag­a­zine ( UK ) there is an inter­view with Chris­t­ian Bale, in which he states he‘s in the run­ning to play Solid Snake in the 2009 movie Metal Gear Solid.

This is noth­ing more than a rumor at the moment, and Nuts isn’t well known for its news­wor­thi­ness. Let’s see how this one evolves.