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Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Thread Manager, Sep 6, 2011.
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It's been confirmed as a movie!
And Uwe Boll is going no-where near it!
So use this thread to discuss casting, directors, etc.
Wow, I'm so late to the game for casting a MGS movie (I wouldn't even call it that). Of course there's probably hundreds suggesting Bale as Snake(s) and Oldman as Ocelot. I concur. But, I think this is where mine starts to drift off a bit.
I would love to see perhaps Michael Fassbender as Ocelot, Gary Oldman as Campbell and Sharlto Copley as Otacon. In my opinion, besides Snake these are the most important characters in the series. Sharlto Copley conveys weak, confused, hopeless very well as seen in District 9, in The A-Team he was pretty much just bland. For Raiden, I would like to see either Jared Leto or James Franco in the role sans the white hair, I'd really go for the former. Leto is so underrated as an actor, brilliant in Requiem. Seeing his transformation take place from MGS2 to MGS4 would definitely be a sight to see.
I still support Christian Bale as Solid Snake, Liquid Snake, Solidus and Big Boss (Naked Snake), even age enhanced with the latter two and I wouldn't even call the movie "Metal Gear Solid", it wouldn't make sense to me since the original Solid term was used because of the games transition from 2D to 3D. I would make it an adaptation that follows that same spiritual nature of the game, I'd set up a trilogy: Metal Gear: Sons of Big Boss (MGS), Metal Gear: Sons of Liberty (MGS2), Metal Gear: Outer Haven (MGS4).
Trimming most of the fat from the games whilst still keeping that same essence. I'd love to see Chan-wook Park direct it too with some Hideo influences, unstable camera work during frantic moments but not going into Bourne territory, direction from the games especially MGS4 that made you go wow. Here are some manips of Bale as Solid and Naked.
Wtf. Lol, got my hopes up dammit.
Christian Bale (Solid Snake / Liquid Snake)
Bale seems to have been born to play this role. He could pull off both Solid and Liquid if given good material to work with, the only downside is if Bale phones in a performance something akin to John Connor in Terminator Salvation where he just seemed pissed off but Ill blame that on the script and just the way the character was written in general. Bale has to capture not only the anger of Snake but the guilt Snake has had to carry throughout his life, being used as a tool for different agencies, the sorrow of losing his best friend (Gray Fox in this case), the corruption of war, not being able to live a normal life, all of that as well as playing the total opposite of that with Liquid. If he could do that then yes, Bale needs to be both Snakes.
Michael Fassbender (Revolver Ocelot)
Age might be a factor here but Revolver Ocelot to me is the main antagonist of the series and the most important. The character needs an actor worthy of delivering something truly memorable. The main suggestions Ive seen for Ocelot are Daniel Day-Lewis and Gary Oldman while I think they might make for a terrific Revolver Ocelot, I would like to see a rising star for this role hence Michael Fassbender. He has the acting chops to pull it off and Im sure with some effects here and there they could advance his age so we can get an Ocelot as close to the games as possible whilst still getting a newer and fresher take of the character. Sort of what Heath did to the Joker.
Gary Oldman (Colonel Roy Campbell)
Another big name. I saved Oldman for Campbell after seeing Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Not only is this man a master of his craft but he could pull of Campbell with a type of melancholy as I always saw the character in the games. Knowing that the world is at stake, the character of Campbell could probably have a whole movie about him he is that interesting to me. He has seen it all and really represents an authority figure who has compassion and isnt full of clichés though at times, yeah. I really dont need to say anymore because there really isnt much to say. In my opinion, Oldman as Campbell would be fantastic.
Olivia Wilde (Meryl Silverburgh)
Now this is an actress who I had doubts about but I believe she could make a very strong female lead. She is showing promise with her acting skills, has the right look for the character and who I think could pull off a strong Meryl.
Ralph Fiennes (Gray Fox)
Some might say that Ralph Fiennes might be too big to play this role, I disagree. Gray Fox is probably one of the most important characters of the series. His acting skills would give the character a much needed substance in a live-action film and by doing this we could also see flashbacks of the man before his body became ripped apart and put together as Gray Fox.
Temuera Morrison (Vulcan Raven)
Temuera Morrison is a well-known Maori actor in New Zealand, most notably for his fierce portrayal of Jake the Muss Heke in Once Were Warriors. Vulcan Raven is an Inuit and the two cultures between the Maori and Inuit people are very similar. Morrison can portray the physical side of Raven, if a bit smaller but still retrain an imposing figure as well as giving Raven a spiritual authenticity.
Unfortunately, I dont have the time right now to right up my reasons for the other actors and characters but Ill just list them anyway. I might get around to it when Im not so busy.
Other supporting characters:
Rachel Weisz (Naomi Hunter), Sharlto Copley (Hal Otacon Emmerich), Rhona Mitra (Sniper Wolf)
I thought there was a development in this project.
Nothing at the moment. It's in developmental hell. Probably because the fanbase is so hardcore that if they accept something like Paul W.S. Anderson's RE films there will be blood.
I vote for Nolan.
I have a very old EGM Magazine were Kojima is asked who he'd like to direct a MGS movie and he said The Washowskis (he was pal with them back then), who knows who he would say nowadays. Also, in a different interview Kojima said he'd like Viggo Mortensen (sp?) to play Snake, to be honest I would preffer Bale in the role.
Viggo is a great actor. He's not my first choice, but I don't think you could wrong with him if he put on some more muscle (he's in good shape, but too lean for snake).
Taking into account that Viggo will probably have to play both Solid and Liquid and Liquid being the epitome of English arrogance, I still choose Bale. I've been saying Bale since 2002 after I saw him in Equilibrium but since he has blown up so huge, it's more of a "Yeah, everyone wants Bale as Snake", sort of thing now.
A MGS movie is a massive nono! I already know for a fact that they'll screw it up. What angers me is, hollywood want to turn such a property into movies but aren't willing to go all the way and convey the movie as it should be. I hope this movie never gets made unless its animated and even then, they might as well just give us a new game entirely.
I like your ideas. Get Christopher Nolan to direct, and it could become the first great film video game adaptation that rewrites the rules of movies based on video games.
To hell with a movie.
HBO series plz.
Ill believe it when i see it. I feel we're a long way from anything.
I don't think that would work, there is a grand scale to MGS that requires action and SFX quality way beyond anything a TV budget could manage.
There are some buzz on Twitter right now because of the Columbia logo at the MGS25 event:
Yup, it's confirmed.
Surprised it took so long, TBH.
Avi Arad producer? F**k. Nolan among his favorites? Faith +1.
Bale for Snake!!!
Let's hope this is good.
MGS can be a mixed bag. I hope the people they get for this keep the great themes and characters from its story, with a greater sense of focus than some of the games had.