I think he is the only director around who I think could do MGS justice. I bet he could really make a great MGS1 but idk if even he could do MGS 2 justice, there is just so much complexity to MGS2 somebody would have to cut a lot of it out and it wouldn't feel right
Okay, I'll first have to state a couple of things.
1. Metal Gear is EXTREMELY outlandish with no such thing as a fourth wall. Sure, Inception could be considered a damn good experiment of the fourth wall but it's far more subtle than Metal Gear.
2. If you take all the cutscenes of the first Solid game, you get about 3 hours. The games will need to be heavily condensed and I doubt a lot of Metal Gear fans would be happy about it. It's not quite like getting rid of Tom Bombadil in the Lord of The Rings movies, because with Metal Gear it's a little hard to single-out plot points that don't really affect the plot at all.
3. Metal Gear's dialogue is terrible. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the series and I adore the story. But if you listen to the dialogue it's very cringe-worthy. Yet it somehow moves me, weird. Anyway, Nolan would have to do extensive rewrites in order to make it acceptable for movie-going audiences as well as film buffs. Once again, fans won't be too happy about that (and quite frankly Metal Gear has one of the worst fanbases out there).
With those points said, would I like to see Nolan make a Metal Gear movie? Absolutely. I think he can do wonders with the themes of the series and can probably do for game movies the equivalent of ten times what he did for comic movies.
Strochakovic wrote:Don't you guys think that Kojima wants to overlook the whole process with a movie?
And how would that work with Nolan?
Well, it'd be hard to tell.
First off, I wouldn't say Kojima wants to be doing Metal Gear for his entire career, but he keeps having to do. First he intended MGS to be the finale, then he was going to leave directing duties for MGS3 to someone else (the same goes for 4. Sadly, a combination of pressure from Konami and various death threats (and people wonder why I hate MG's fanbase) led him to keep coming back). Then he left a team to handle Metal Gear Solid Rising by itself while he worked on Peace Walker and a couple of other projects, and look how that turned out. Now he's working on MGS5 and just like the Snakes he seems to be cursed to do the same thing over and over again. I kinda feel sorry for him, because he does have various ideas including a film.
However, knowing his love for film and how offended he got over the question of a certain director possibly helming a Metal Gear movie, he might be quite demanding or meddling when it comes to an adaption, even for a filmmaker like Nolan.
"Saw "Dark Knight Rises". Extraordinary big in scale! This ain't movie anymore, this is the reality of the world we live in. Not a fiction in Gotham City, it is the city we live tomorrow. Not merely a movie based on American Comics, it is the story of our shadow and hope."
My brother and I were talking about how TDKR could have been explanded on from Sons of Liberty.
After Arsenal Gear crashes into Manhattan, Solidus and terrorists take control of the city while Metal Gear Rays patrol the streets. The civilians and Snake (with friends) need to work together to take back the city.