It's such a big franchise that "a movie can only hurt" if screwed up, though even if great it probably won't "sell more games." Shame ,eh?
Of course the Metal Gear name would certainly get cinema tickets selling and boost the movie's attendance, but it endangers the videogame.
"I don’t think it’s going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made,” De Luca told , reports .
"...video game companies are very protective of their property and there are certain things a studio requires freedom-wise to market and distribute a movie effectively in a global marketplace and sometimes getting those two things to match up is really hard."
"And in the case of Metal Gear Solid, the agendas just... not because the parties weren’t amicable, it was just kind of impossible to get the agendas to match up.” Sony was most likely wanting this to happen big time, but Kojima Productions maybe not so much - at least not if it compromised the one and only Solid Snake somehow.
"And I get it because the problem with a lot of these adaptations is it's such a huge franchise for the video game company. A movie can only hurt. If the movie's great, you're probably not going to sell more games. It's such a separate thing," continued De Luca.
Would you have been pumped to see a Metal Gear Solid movie? Of course one could argue the game is practically a movie already, about three rolled into one.
Should Disney's Prince of Persia prove a hit it could revitalise the tie-in relationship with Hollywood.
Metal Gear Solid movie derails, producer says agendas mismatched
12 January 2010 | By Simon Priest