Film and television director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, the man currently behind the Metal Gear Solid film adaptation, recently released a tweet expressing his thoughts on a certain photoshopped image that had been circulating around the internet for a while now. The results have been, to quote Revolver Ocelot, 'pretty good'.
The image in question was a mockup of Oscar Isaac, a actor famous for roles such as Star Wars’ Poe Dameron, as well as the titular characters of both X-Men: Apocalypse and Inside Llewyn Davis. This mockup transforms Isaac into the legendary FOXHOUND commando, Solid Snake, and to say the least, it looks ‘pretty good’.
He added the stipulation in this tweet that the “full process to cast” Snake “hasn’t even started”,
This followed an interview Isaac had with IGN, in which he claimed to be “throwing [his] hat in for that one” regarding portraying Snake in a film. In a twitter conversation with the creator of the images in question, a user by the name of Bosslogic, Roberts said that Isaac was “one of [his] favourite actors to watch”, asking Bosslogic to create the mockup of Isaac as Snake. He tweeted screenshots of this conversation, which was bound to cause some excitement, given the mutual interest between Isaac and Roberts.
He added the stipulation in this tweet that the “full process to cast” Snake “hasn’t even started”, indicating that there’s a long way to go on the Metal Gear Solid film as a whole, but that the “ball’s in Oscar’s court.”
As a long-time fan of both the series and the actor in question, this has internal sparks flying. Isaac has proved himself to be an actor both enthusiastic about many different roles, as well as a very malleable actor, having played a vast spectrum of characters.
I personally would love to see Isaac on-screen as Snake, though we all know how most video game films end up. We’ll just have to wait and see how this one in particular develops very closely.