Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom screenwriter Derek Connolly has just been tapped to write Jordan Vogt-Roberts' Metal Gear Solid movie. Adapted from the video game series launched in '98, the Kong: Skull Island filmmaker is looking to finally crack the video game movie code by actually producing one that's watchable.
Connolly is a super hot commodity in Hollywood right now, as not only has he been in charge of producing the blueprint for two CGI dinosaur movies, he also co-wrote Skull Island for Vogt-Roberts, the perennial classic Monster Trucks, and worked on Star Wars: Episode IX. He's a guy the studios are looking to bank a whole lot of money on, so good on him, I guess.
For those who have never engaged in video games at all during their lives, Metal Gear Solid is a series of Konami games that follow Special Forces Operative Solid Snake, who just can't seem to complete countless missions against a near unkillable weapon known as "Metal Gear" (which is usually presented in the form of a giant death robot of some sort). If you did enough cocaine in the early aughts, there was a chance you could beat each installment in a few sittings, though you may have also been prone to commit murder out of sheer frustration in the process.
No release date has been set as of yet, but Sony has been trying to get this movie made for roughly a decade, so it might not be the best idea to hold your breath. If they ever announce casting or a shooting date, then things are truly looking up for the project.