The movie has been in development for a long time now, but, official progress has been very slow. However, the maker of Kong: Skull Island is a huge fan of the video games and has endeavored to create the buzz for the film. He has unveiled a fresh piece of concept art which is reportedly the first in a collection of 31 art pieces, and he will reveal one new art piece each day. He also shared a video of the 31st-anniversary celebrations of the original Metal Gear film. This is what he had to say.
“Follow and retweet this thread to celebrate the 31st anniversary of @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN’s METAL GEAR with 31 pieces of never before seen nano-machine-infused-artwork. Tune in every day for new updates. Some surprises along the way…Join me with hashtag #METALGEAR31st”
❗️Follow and retweet this thread to celebrate the 31st anniversary of @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN's METAL GEAR with 31 pieces of never before seen nano-machine-infused-artwork.
Tune in every day for new updates. Some surprises along the way…
— Jordan Vogt-Roberts (@VogtRoberts) July 13, 2018
The video reveals a message from Colonel Campbell who shared that the “data was lost behind enemy lines” for this movie. However, there is no need to worry as Snake is going to recover the lost data. We might get a bigger Metal Gear Solid update during the month-long revelations, but, this video is primarily about celebrating the release of the original game from Hideo Kojima on MSX, 31 years ago. Metal Gear was the pioneer of the stealth gameplay, and it has become one of the most popular and iconic video game franchises in the history. That’s reason enough to celebrate. In a different tweet, Jordan Vogt-Roberts showcased the new art piece and said.
DAY 1 of #METALGEAR31st. There’s many beautiful+insane+iconic images to come…but I want to start with this piece by Nick Foreman. The bond we formed via mechs reinforced that we should be loud w/ our love of this franchise as we may find friends & collaborators in the process.”
The art piece is a cinematic version of some well-known imagery. A huge military base and a soldier looking on. The video highlights the fact that it is just a concept art and may or may not be a part of the actual Metal Gear Solid film. Yet, it brings to fore, the vision of Jordan Vogt-Roberts and despite being a piece of art, it is enough to reveal that he is someone who understands how it should be done.
In November 2017, Jurassic World co-writer Derek Connolly joined the project to write the screenplay for the movie. As of now, there hasn’t been a mention of a release date or any start of production for the Metal Gear Solid film. However, we have a guy who loves the franchise and is devoted to making this film happen. You can have a look at the video and concept art shared by Jordan Vogt-Roberts via Twitter and make sure that you keep following the #MetalGear31st hashtag for the next one month to find out what else is coming up.