A Metal Gear movie has been announced at Konami’s Metal Gear 25th Anniversary event. It will be made in association with Columbia Pictures.
Avi Arad (X-Men, Iron Man, The Amazing Spider-Man) will be producing and was on stage at the event.
Konami’s Aki Saito, who is handling the film negotiations said the contract is still being worked out and Kojima will not be directing but will be also acting as a producer.
“For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters – and video games are the comics of today,” Arad said, as reported by attendee John Ricciardi on his Twitter feed.
There are no further details at this point, but Famitsu has some photos from the event.
2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Metal Gear series; the ‘Tactical Espionage Action’ series was first launched on MSX back in 1987.