Twin Snakes: Parallels Between "Metal Gear Solid" And "Escape From New York"

Level Up's N'Gai Croal writes:
There's been a lot of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots coverage in the wake of the game's spectacular and dominant Tokyo Game Show appearance last month. We were particularly impressed by both the 1UP Yours podcast, which featured Kojima Productions' own Ryan Payton explaining various aspects of the games features and development; and MTV News Multiplayer's Q&A with the same Payton about the philosophy between the various trailers (nine, at last count) that the studio has released for MGS4. But the most intriguing piece of all was a seemingly unrelated story by a contributor to the Web site Ain't It Cool News who won an EBay auction for a previously unpublished and rejected draft of a script for the 1996 movie "Escape From L.A." from the screenplay's author, Coleman Luck.

Why is this interesting? Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima has never hidden the fact that his game's hero, Solid Snake, was inspired by Snake Plissken, the hero played by Kurt Russell in John Carpenter's 1981 movie "Escape From New York."

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TeaDouble_E4096d ago (Edited 4096d ago )

He took more ideas from Rambo then this movie and trust me I watch all three of them so much you can easily tell were got his influence. The only thing he took from Escape from NY is the name and the eye patch.

nanometric4096d ago

Dude you are dead wrong! It's quite similar, snake got infected with a virus, the opening from one on the movies was the same as from MGS on PS1 and there were other similarities besides the name/nickname and the eye patch, but I just can remember, cuz I saw the movie awhile ago

MK_Red4096d ago

As a movie fan, I've always felt bad because of not having seen Escape From New York so far. Now I feel bad as a gamer too. Gotta get this film.

Rooted_Dust4096d ago

That was back in the day when John Carpenter could actually direct. This and The Thing are my favorite movies of his.

PirateThom4096d ago

Escape from New York is a manly film that men love. Metal Gear Solid is a manly game that men love.

Kojima likes Western action movies, so it's obvious it's going to translate to his games.

Snatcher is based on Blade Runner, for instance.

Vojkan4096d ago

Duhh. It screams Rambo movies and Escpae from NY influence with 80% of original add ons. But influence is there.

Itachi4096d ago

Escape from new york ROCKS



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