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Bale Hasn't Been Approached For Metal Gear Solid Movie

TGB writes: "The Dark Knight actor Christian Bale has been a popular choice among gamers to take on the role of Solid Snake in a film adaptation of the Metal Gear Solid series, but there's some bad news."

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morganfell3373d ago

Hugh Jackman for Solid Snake.

qface643373d ago

dany devito as raiden =]

chaosatom3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

this guy

rucky3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

Yeah like 10 years ago. He would probably make a good Col. Campbell now though.

Mindboggle3373d ago

Adam sandler as solid snake ??

TheBand1t3373d ago

Samuel L. Jackson as Solid Snake (on a plane).

chaosatom3373d ago

he would work best as Drebin.

Tito Jackson3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

I mean, dont get me wrong. He has a lot of good movies. But, Micheal Keaton was a far superior Batman. Hell, even Val Kilmer did a better job. Bale just ran around all stiff, sounding like he had throat cancer.
I liked Bale in The Prestige. Terminator was good, but only b/c it was so action packed---not b/c of Bale himself. I just dont like Bale as a man of action.

Solid Snake? Yeah, I dont think he could pull it off. Hugh Jackman could, but his hair is too dark, and its easier to darken someones hair, than to lighten it---looks more natural as opposed to highlights.
Let me get my silly fantasy choices out of the way: Dolph Lundgren(he would also make a great Duke Nukem). Jean Claude Van Dam(stupid accent would screw it up). William Hung(LMAO, jk).

As for my serious choices: KURT RUSSELL. KEANU REEVES(damn that dark hair again). JOSH HOLLOWAY.

EDIT: @below: yes I saw it. youre the man :)

Greywulf3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

I win! Polls closed.

Defectiv3_Detectiv33373d ago

Bale is sooo overrated. He's the new hollywood it-boy. It wont be long before him and Shia Lebouf star in a buddy comedy, I just don't know which one of them is going to play the monkey.

Mu5afir3373d ago

I think he can fit in to the roll pretty good.

Bnet3433373d ago

Cedric The Entertainer as Raiden.

N4realGMRZ3373d ago

with Morganfell on this one Hugh all the way.

BWS19823373d ago

can do the whole damn movie.

On a serious note, I think Bale was great in Equilibrium if you've seen that. Jackman would be good too...I think we'd have to see a mullet and a mustache on some of them to get a better idea. It's not just the look, but the voice and the mannerisms would have to be nailed as well. They'd have to capture Snake in all facets.

BYE3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

Kojima said that Viggo Mortensen would be perfect for this role.

solar3373d ago

im so tired of movies crapping on video games i like. STOP IT ALREADY!

mfwahwah3373d ago

Bring back Kurt Russell! He's used to playing the Role of Snake Plisskin

thesummerofgeorge3373d ago

I mean Solid Snake was based on his portrayal of Snake Plissken.
If Clint weren't so damn old he'd be perfect.

DMason3373d ago

I agree with Ceekay, I think Viggo Mortensen would be perfect. Hugh Jackman would be okay, I was thinking of possibly Gerard Butler from 300, but then again he doesnt really look like Snake.

Buttons3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

You guys are all wrong.

Just kidding, I think Christian Bale or even Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn ftw) would be a good Snake

morganfell3372d ago

The original Wolverine, Dougray Scott, would also be a great choice for Solid Snake. Most have seen him as the antagonist in Mission Impossible II.

yog-sothot3372d ago

Viggo Mortensen cannot be Solid Snake. No human being can be Aragorn AND Snake, that would be far too unfair, the evidence that there is no justice or god is this mad universe.

Actually it would be a great choice (but in the same time, I'm sick of all the crappy movies based on videogames)

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Xpandemic3373d ago

Christian Bale is perfect for the role of Solid Snake

mfwahwah3373d ago

I don't think so. Snake has a unique style and I don't think Bale has it in him to replicate it at all. Like the way Snake crouches and shoots a gun. Or rolls. Or anything like that.

richierich3373d ago

I think Christian Bale looks a lot like Solid Snake

chaosatom3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

no, this guy does.

Mindboggle3373d ago

Come on he does look a bit like snake...

Buttons3373d ago

That's Old Snake, not Solid Snake (even though he technically is Solid Snake)

Unicron3373d ago

Good. After what he did with rewrites to Terminator Salvation (making a meh movie with a cool twist utter summer trash) he shouldn't be let near this series.

Mindboggle3373d ago

Yh but what he did as batman is enough to let him be snake...Screw terminator, it was doomed anyway...

Raptor3373d ago

Bale's best role was as Patrick Bateman in the movie American Psycho. Check it out its brilliant.

INehalemEXI3373d ago

yeah that was his best role.

Unicron3373d ago

His Bruce Wayne/Batman is great. His Patrick Bateman is the best.

But I can't stand arrogant actors who think they can just come in and redo everything as they see fit. Hollywood is going down the tubes faster and faster, and its unfortunate.

Dude4203373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

Arrogant? Sure it was shocking to hear how Bale flipped out at one point, but I think his rewrites are the reason Salvation was at least OK (IMO). I think he even saved it from being a total disaster.

Seriously, did you honestly think this movie would be better if Bale just acted it out when it was under the control of McG, who did Charlie's Angels and the writers, who wrote Catwoman, yeah...Catwoman.

Unicron3373d ago

I think the concept of John Connor being just a voice on the radio until the end is great. I think shoehorning in more screentime for a character that has little to no effect on the plot was a mistake, as it robs both Marcus and Kyle of any kind of real development.

I think the original script was flawed, but had some nice ideas. I think what we got was utter trash.

Dude4203373d ago

I reread my post and if I sounded a bit harsh to you, I'm sorry, we're entitled to our own opinions.

I just think that (IMO of course) if Connor had screentime for 3 minutes and being the voice of the radio during the entire movie, it would of been worse. When I went to go see the movie, I wanted to see a Terminator movie about John Connor. For me I was disappointed in the fact that it was more about the terminator than Connor, but of course the story had to make some sort of sense. I just think the story should of focused more on the developement of Connor and Kyle.

Of course there are going to be 2 more movies with John Connor, but this terminator could of been done in the other 2 movies too.

Anyway I'm not saying this movie is great or even good, it's OK, I just didn't like where the story went.

Unicron3373d ago

Well the original concept was to play up the Kyle/Marcus relationship more, and make Connor the dual side of Skynet, an unseen force/icon/symbol that controls/moves this world.

A lot of scenes between the two of them were removed, and personally I feel, Connor has had 2 movies already which is plenty. Focusing on Kyle wouldn't be a bad thing, especially with the original intended ending and Marcus having a sacrifice that actually hits an emotional beat.

But all this is moot. We didn't get it. My point being, while there are a ton of ways the movie could have been better, specifically the changes Bale wanted simply because he wanted to be Connor and not Marcus show a bit of arrogance as well as a weak willed director/writing team. I'm so sick of Hollywood pushing out unfinished crap. Thank god Iron Man 2 is next year...

Dude4203373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

You make a good point. I don't know whether or not it was a good idea that Bale changed his role for Connor because I don't see Bale as the terminator, I actually see him as Connor. I was actually expecting to see that big guy who's cast in the movie, only to find out his head was replaced by CGI Arnold. However the main terminator wasn't bad either.

Regardless, this definately wasn't Bale's best, I'm sure he could of done better. I just really think since McG was under the helm, this movie went downhill. If it was James Cameron directing, I'm sure Bale's Connor would of been improved. Alright I'm starting to get a bit off track here lol, but like you said, there were so many other ways this movie could of been better.

thesummerofgeorge3373d ago (Edited 3373d ago )

No dude, Bales rewrites by no stretch of the imagination helped T:Salvation. Him demanding they find Connor an excuse to be in the already written movie messed up an already mediocre at best script. They were rewriting the movie as they filmed just to satisfy Bales desire to be Connor. He wasn't the only problem but he was a major factor in the bullsh!t hack job they did to the Terminator mythology.

I'm a fan of most of Bale's work, but hopefully he's done with the rewrites. Oh and T5 and T6 aren't for sure, after T:S didn't make enough money.

It's all such a shame, T2 was one of my favorite movie growing up.... Still is, but McG ain't Cameron.

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RudeSole Devil3373d ago

But then again he would play as Snake and Big Boss. SHIYEAAAAAAAA!!!