Oscar Isaac signed on at the end of 2020 to portray Solid Snake in the film adaptation of Metal [...]
Speaking with Total Film in a recent interview, Isaac explained that, as you might expect, he was a massive fan of the original Metal Gear Solid. "I just loved the game," Isaac said when asked why he wanted to make sure that he could take part in the movie adaptation. "I love the feeling that the game would give me every time I’d play. It’s just a strangely isolated, mournful, lonely game to play that has these incredible moments of violence and terror, with these weird, psychedelic concepts and villains. But, yes, it’s kind of like psychedelic military horror things that happen."
Isaac went on to say that he was also a big fan of the themes that creator Hideo Kojima wove into the original Metal Gear Solid. "And the truth is, underneath the whole thing, it’s an anti-war story. So I think those are the elements I really love," Isaac explained. "And, like I said, I love the feel of playing it, and the big question of: can something like that be transferred – or can you explore those themes in a really interesting way – on film?"