File this one under hilarious. David Hayter, the grizzly voice behind Solid Snake, has told fans on IMDB's message boards that if they want him to write the script for the Metal Gear Solid film, then they should petition Sony Pictures.
Hayter wrote the scrpt for the X-men movies. Those were pretty good. I just think it needs that certain dark feel MGS has. Its not a generic dark feel...its the MGS dark feel. I hope they pull it off.
X-Men did pretty good, he's been intimately around the game for about 10 years, but on the other hand.. this job really belongs to kojima.. I don't know if he would actually do it.. but i know Hayter wouldn't have been able to pull a story like mgs all by himself. So if kojima says no, hayter would be a better candidate than someone who hasn't been around the series and may ruin the whole story trying to add his own twists and changing vital parts of the story.
Agreed : ) Kojima should pen the script, there just maybe should be someone to make sure he keep's it "un-corny" to the American public...the Japanese have a little different feel sometimes. I think Hayter having such a close relationship to the game though, is better than so big-wig director who doesn't care about keeping the true nature of the game and just makes Snake another Jason Bourne or Jack bauer...that would be so lame. It needs to be a tad over-the-top visually and emotionally...with out being corny.
He knows the the entire series probably by heart. He obviously has 100% love for the Metal Gear Solid Series. He may even have an awesome idea about the script. Yes, Kojima should be part of the writing process 100%. The hilarious part will be if he does get to write it and fans pop his car tires if it's lame. :) Anyway, hope the movie is awesome.
Kojima is one of the movie's Producers. Sony had to negotiate with him - not Konami - for the picture rights.
Umm why would we categorize this under hilarious? Its obvious the moron who wrote this article is very ignorant or didn't do their homework...David Hayter is actually first and foremost a screenwriter, acting is a secondary thing for him.
The only thing wrong with the X-Men films was old guy who played Magneto (stunning actor just not cool enough for Magneto) Wolverine's stupid hair and some of the other minor mutant actors who sucked, namely the young ones...the ice guy and the fire one. Writing was good.
I'll file Mike Bowden as "Ignorant" instead. David Hayter is actually a successful writer. X-MEN 1 and 2 were my favorite X-MEN movies, part 3 was just meh. Part two perhaps was the most accurate to the x-men series.
Don't you love the picture, trying to make him look like a Backstreet boy?
Don't be a Hayter! ;)
not at all dude...its just the way this pic looks. It makes him look cool...but he's already a cool looking guy in general(no homo)
Just saying it's not homo doesn't make it not homo, homo, but all those actor/celeb/whatever the hell he is get these "glamor" shots taken.
Just a question, but who exactly knows uberdave is David Hayter? Is it common knowledge or something?
Yeah. It is. He's posted there for ages.
Yeah, just checked his history. @riqued, Yeah I think I already knew that ;)
I they should get Uwe Boll to write and direct the film. If he does we know we're guarenteed a laugh.
that is horrible
up a near by newspaper and smacks chasuk08 on the nose and yells. "BAD! BAD! NO! YOU MAKE YOUR MESS OUTSIDE!!"
Id honestly rather see a wacky director make a crazy weird MGS movie then a pro hollywood one who just makes it another Lame/mediocre/tired/predictabl e action flick...that is worse i think. I just cant see this movie being good coz they will probably be pressured into catering for the ..masses...and that is where art fails.
and i think he understands the characters enough to be able to make a good film he's been attached to metalgear for about 10 years when you think snake...you think of him.you cant see snake with any other voice he fits the glove i think he can do a very good job on a movie...a better job then most jackasses out there so..im up for him writing the script
Let him. He is the best knowing the MGS universe as a script writer. I can't think of nobody else.
Hideo Kojima and Shuyo Murata :D?
yeah, at least have those two have a significant hands on the writing process. But if they don't have time or wish not to then Hayter is the best man next to them to write the script.
i meant as a movie script writer
If Kojima did say no to writing it, I'd love it if Hayter was the back-up. Mind you, his 1st script was rejected but he has done a decent job with X-Men so hopefully Sony Pictures will see the light and let him write the movie. At least that if Kojima says no, its better that Hayter does as he has a signifigent experience to MGS then any person looking to write the movie. I hope though Kojima can give him a a hand in it though tbh but if Hayter does it, you'll pretty much sure the movie is in decent hands storywise anyways.
I've heard his initial script was very reminiscent of Apocalypse Now. I personally haven't seen that movie, would anyone recommend it? I'm currently considering buying the 'Complete Dossier'.
That movie kicks ass dude (Apocalypse Now) best war movie ever!
Wow. So all the praise is true. Thanks castags, I'll pick it up this afternoon.
(I'm trying to be DarkSniper) Yes, Sony needs the masive intellegence of the MGS universe. He is behoove on a key product for the SONY company.
lol, there can only be one DarkSniper, i've tried and also failed :(
Give it to him. He's not only the voice actor, he's actually played the games as well and seems to know what the fans expect from a movie. Even if he was able to write it and get it approved by Kojima as well. I also heard he wrote a script already and Sony had rejected it.
I think everyone who comments should sign it
I signed, Am I the only one here who did?
i'll sign it.
I'll crap on it and then sign it...
But I'd obviously want Kojima and his team to work on it as well. I wonder what time frame the MGS movie will focus on though.
Why is this hilarious? David Hayters done a lot of scripts in the past so I don't see why the man behind the main characters voice can't pull off writing the script? Remember hes 100% behind Metal Gear he gave a large % of his pay to get all the orignal cast in to re record the voices for Metal Gear Solid the Twin Snakes. I think he's perfect to do it provided there's some help. He should also provide Snakes voice because I can not imagine a different voice for snake sounding good...
Apparently people don't realize that he's a very talented screenwriter. He wrote X-Men 1 and 2 and also wrote an amazing screenplay for Watchmen. Some people are ignorant.
I have to admit that I was one of those people. I wasn't really into the x-men movies enough(not saying that I didn't like the movies) to look into who wrote the screenplays. I'm going to check out Watchmen now.
if he was that hard-MGS fan like everybody says he is, I think he would instead support Kojima as the writer...but of course, he, unlike Kojima, has experience with movies screenplay, xmen was good not doubt about it but I feel he sees his chance to do something that will put him up there with he stars and he's looking personal benefit more than anything else...I love David Hayter's voice but no one knows better Snake than Kojima... not sure if David has played all the MGS games really, he read his lines, does his job but I doubt he's a gamer and have played through all the games and have a feeling about the other characters which is VERY IMPORTANT....I say: Kojima FTW!
He's one of the very few actors that actually plays and completes the titles. He did state his favorite was MGS3, because it had a very "zen" vibe to it.
Really? well, I take back what I said about that, nice to read that, I'm sure the movie will be good, like the first Xmen or spider-man movie...but this should be a trilogy at least...
Hayter wrote the first two X-Men movies, to name only a few of his credits, and he penned the first few drafts of the Watchman movie script. the guy has credit, and after playing Snake in all his incarnations for a decade, i'd imagine he knows how to get into the character's head for a screenplay. it sounds to me like the writer of this story was unaware of David's screenwriting credits, and thought he'd make a funny by pointing out that "dur hur, this der voice actor wants to WRITE! HAW HAW!" if that was his intention, then epic fail on his part... i'd rather have Hayter write the screenplay than any of the other infinite number of screenwriter hacks out there. i LOVED the first two X-Men movies, even though they had very little to do with the comics outside of character names and some powers. for me, though, after playing Metal Gear Solid 4 through to completion TWICE over the past two weeks, i can't really imagine a live action movie doing the story justice. i'm assuming they'll try and franchise it out, and do three movies, but if you sift through some of the quirky "Kojimaisms" and questionable translation of the series, there is a deep, complex, superb story being told, that even three 2 hour flicks may not be able to embody. i mean, hell, the cutscenes in MGS4 total over 6 hours alone, let alone the OTHER three games in the series!
I think he and Kojima should write it. They were both involved in the script for the MGS series.
I honestly couldn't think of a better person to write the MGS movie script, I mean, Hayter is a successful Screen Writer and this guy has literally been in Solid Snake's shoes for the past 10 years.
I would not mind seeing colin farrell play snake, he has that scruffy rough look.
No please, snake is far from being irish.
David Hayter can be accredited to being the actual heart and soul of Metal Gear Solid. Especially in countries outside of Japan. Solid Snake and the gruff tone of voice has become synonymous with the game itself. Seeing that Mr. Hayter is Solid Snake, Dark Sniper can trust him to write a very entrenching script that can win the hearts of many movie enthusiasts who are not gamers. This in turn will generate more sales for PLAYSTATION®3 since Sony has monopolized the entertainment industry for the modern good of life. Not only does Dark Sniper believe that David Hayter should write the script, he believes that Hayter should act the role as Solid Snake as well. His resume does include some acting roles and he does resemble Snake quite a bit. Either way, this is undoubtedly great news for the profitability of Sony. What happened to the pending Halo film? Also where is Microsoft Motion Pictures? $niper
Why is it hilarious ? Because he isnt owed anything , he was "only" a voice for the game . People happens to love him , and he happens to be a decent screenplay writer , but it hardly entitles him the job . What if indeed kojima decides to write the script himself , or to appoint a friend who gets the franchise , or someone he admires ? Should he then instead hire Hayter because people love his voice ? What happens next people like myself who prefers the japanese voices petitioning for Akio Ohtsuka to write the script ?
Shows your ignorance. Do some damn research on David Hayter first.
David Hayter seems like a logical choice for this, the dream would be to get Kojima and Hayter on the script because we would know then that it is in good hands. I signed the petition, who would more about Snake other then the creators and the person who has played Snake for about 10 years.
I know i'm in the minority on this one , but i feel Kojima already proven with those mgs games and ZOE , that he already kinda knows how to write movie scripts , and wouldnt really need hayter . I know those werent movies , but his directing skills and writing made his games especially MGS equals to good movies , or even ahead .
I'd be more than fine with Hayter writing the movie. He's done very well with the Xmen movies and he's about as close as you can get to the MGS series.
If you've ever seen the movie "Basic" and seen those scenes at the end where Samuel L Jackson confronts the soldiers in the rain, that scene is what I think the MGS movie should be like. I don't know what it is but that scene always reminded me of metal gear for some reason. I liked the style.
thats how its done.... PWNED
I think this guy should play Snake instead of Christian Bale. He has the looks, voice, emotion, and action of Snake. Hayter should play Snake. Wouldn't that be cooler than Christian Bale? Write to me or give me your comments on what you would think.
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