IGN: David Hayter, the voice of Solid Snake in the Metal Gear game series and the writer of the X-Men script and the co-writer of X2, The Scorpion King and Watchmen, talked to MTV recently about the status of the Metal Gear Solid movie that he'd written the screenplay for.
"They've been trying to work out a deal between [creator Hideo Kojima] and [Sony]," he said. "A couple of years ago, a producer friend of mine asked me if I would be interested in doing the adaptation. And I said 'Of course. I know it pretty well.' I think I can say without contradiction that I know it better than any screenwriter on the planet. I've said every word that Snake has said. So I felt well-qualified."
Hayter claimed that he wasn't exactly sure what stalled after he submitted the script. He's only heard things second-hand, but nothing definite. "I don't believe they were ever able to successfully close a deal between Mr. Kojima and Sony," Hayter said. "This is all just stuff I've heard."