The Metal Gear Solid movie now has a writer

The movie version of classic PlayStation video game Metal Gear Solid now has a writer. Deadline reports that Jay Basu, the young British writer who recently agreed to help Universal relaunch its classic monster movies, will write the screenplay for the film. Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who helmed The Kings of Summer, is expected to direct.

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The 1998 game casts players as Solid Snake as he infiltrates a secret facility codenamed Shadow Moses to stop special forces unit FOXHOUND from launching a nuclear missile from the stolen Metal Gear REX robot. The game — actually the third in the Metal Gear series — reignited the franchise, spawning a series of well-received sequels and a cult following.

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