The long-awaited live-action Metal Gear Solid adaptation has reportedly found its lead as Deadline has announced that their sources have revealed that Oscar Isaac (Star Wars, Ex Machina) has signed on to play the legendary Solid Snake in the film which is being helmed by Kong: Skull Island's Jodan Vogt-Roberts.
The film, which is in development by Sony Pictures, is based on the multi-award-winning video game series created by Hideo Kojima and developed by Konami. The game series first debuted in 1987 with Metal Gear but it wasn't until 1998's Metal Gear Solid on the Sony PlayStation when it really gained a worldwide audience.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging on and Isaac's schedule seemingly fit to burst with his involvement in various other projects including the Marvel Disney+ series Moon Knight, it is still unclear as to when production will begin on the film. Vogt-Roberts is set to direct with Derek Connolly penning the script and Avi Arad and Peter Kang serving as producer and executive producer respectively.
More information to follow as it is announced.