Oscar Isaac to Star as Solid Snake in ‘Metal Gear Solid’ for Sony

Dave McNary
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Oscar Isaac is attached to play Solid Snake in Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ action movie “Metal Gear Solid,” currently in development at Sony Pictures.

The film is based on the 33-year-old video game franchise, created by Hideo Kojima and published by Konami. The script is written by Derek Connolly. Avi Arad is producing. Peter Kang is the executive overseeing for the studio.

The first “Metal Gear” game was released for MSX home computers in 1987. “Metal Gear Solid” is third game in the series. It debuted at the 1996 Tokyo Game Show and was released for PlayStation in 1998. That game follows Solid Snake, a soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from Foxhound, a renegade special forces unit.

Isaac, who has recently portrayed Poe Dameron in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy, expressed his interest in playing Solid Snake during a March, 2019 interview. Vogt-Roberts responded by saying he was open to the idea.

Issac is set to star in HBO’s “Scenes From A Marriage” opposite Jessica Chastain, followed by playing the title role in Marvel’s “Moon Knight” for Disney Plus. Isaac will next be seen in the reboot of “Dune” and Paul Schrader’s “The Card Counter.” He is also set to star in and produce the adaptation of Brian K. Vaughn’s “Ex Machina” comic retitled “The Great Machine” and appear in Barry Levinson’s “Francis And The Godfather,” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.

Isaac’s other credits include J.C. Chandor’s “A Most Violent Year,” “Ex Machina.” He earned a Golden Globe for his role on the HBO miniseries “Show Me A Hero” and was Golden Globe-nominated for his role in the Coen Brothers’ film “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

Isaac is repped by WME, Inspire Entertainment and Mitch Smelkinson at GGSSC. Vogt-Roberts is repped by UTA, manager Tom Lassally at 3 Arts, and attorneys Allan Werthiemer and Andy Gawker. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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