You might think that an open world stealth game and a mobile-based social game might cover all the bases, but Hideo Kojima had one more big surprise for Metal Gear 25th Anniversary celebration attendees: there's going to be a Metal Gear Solid movie. The adaptation will grow out of a partnership between Kojima Productions and Columbia Pictions, with Avi Arad producing.
Arad is a well-known figure in the world of Hollywood blockbusters, having filled a producer role on nearly every Marvel Comics movie and TV series released since 1994 (as well as the Double Dragon movie!!). He's also got a hand in the upcoming Uncharted movie and the upcoming Pac-Man TV series.
Arad appeared with Kojima at the anniversary event, offering an explanation for where his passion comes from with these types of stories (via Destructoid). "For many years I fought to bring comics to theaters - and video games are the comics of today," he said. "We will take our time and tell the story with all the nuances, ideology, cautionary tales needed."
Kojima apparently expressed a desire to bring names like Christopher Nolan, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, and Ben Affleck on board, though he should probably leave those negotiations to guys like Arad. Casting will likely have to wait until there's a script and a director signed on. I'm sure plenty of fans would be happy to see David Hayter, the longtime voice of Solid Snake (who appeared in the flesh in MGS4: Guns of the Patriots), take on the starring role.