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The Director's Chair => Paul Thomas Anderson => Topic started by: cinemanarchist on May 13, 2008, 06:39:01 PM

Title: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 13, 2008, 06:39:01 PM
Konami Says Paul Thomas Anderson is Circling Metal Gear Solid!
Posted on Tuesday, May 13th, 2008 at 1:22 pm by: Hunter Stephenson
Source: /Film

LATEST UPDATE: I just received an email from Kotaku editor, Brian Ashcraft, who originally spoke with Konami’s Aki Saito in person and here’s what he said: “Hey Hunter, [Saito] said Paul Thomas Anderson, not just Paul Anderson, but specifically ‘Thomas.’ Hope that helps!” I just asked Brian again if Saito possibly meant to say director Paul W.S. Anderson (Resident Evil), and he added, “Saito’s handling the movie negotiations, so I’d assume he knew.” The awesome madness continues! More as it develops…

Get out of here, Konami! At a press conference for this summer’s Metal Gear Solid 4, Konami’s Aki Saito, who’s apparently hands-on with the Metal Gear feature film adaptation, told a Kotaku reporter that 1.) the franchise’s feted creator, Hideo Kojima, will not be directing the movie version and 2.) director Paul Thomas Anderson is a possibility…

Regarding to potential directors, Saito says, “Paul Thomas Anderson is interested.”

What would The New Yorker say if this became a reality? Saito also communicated how carefully Konami, the vid game’s publisher, is handling the adaptation, much to fans’ satisfaction, and expressed a certain weariness over Hollywood’s video game flick graveyard…

“Often Hollywood adaptations have the original game creator involved at the beginning, but somewhere along the line they fall out of view. This is why it’s very important for us to carefully pick the studio for this project.”

PTA handling a grandiose spy action film would be bananas and make for a highly unforeseen and no doubt controversial follow-up to his masterpiece, There Will Be Blood. Venturing into pipe dream land, I’m not sure if I’d rather see Tarantino’s Grand Theft Auto (the Internet fantasy fave for Rockstar’s franchise at the moment) or this. Not sure why Saito would just throw PTA’s name out there if there wasn’t some truth to it.

Brief MGS synopsis: Metal Gear Solid follows Solid Snake, a retired soldier who infiltrates a nuclear weapons disposal facility to neutralize the terrorist threat from FOXHOUND, a renegade special forces unit.
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: last days of gerry the elephant on May 13, 2008, 07:49:14 PM
This is insane... and it would also be the first time I'd go to see a film adaptation of a video game in theaters in a very long time. Even if it weren't true, I'm just going to sit here and fantasize about what kind of film MGS would be with PTA behind it.
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: cron on May 13, 2008, 08:04:14 PM
so dumb.


Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: Kal on May 13, 2008, 09:55:07 PM
I'm 100% they confused Paul Andersons and they are too dumb to admit it.

Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: picolas on May 13, 2008, 10:55:17 PM
i just wanted to reference my avatar.
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: ElPandaRoyal on May 14, 2008, 05:22:00 AM
i just wanted to reference my avatar.

:lol:

Anyway, these news... crazy!
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: brockly on May 14, 2008, 07:08:30 AM
but how much do you wish it was true?!
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: bluejaytwist on May 14, 2008, 02:13:26 PM
hullo everyone!

i have a call into paul's assistant albert. just waiting for him to call back, i assume to squash this. i'll post on the site once i know

cjw
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: Stefen on May 14, 2008, 05:00:10 PM
lol
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: hedwig on May 14, 2008, 08:07:51 PM
OMG I CANT WAIT FOR THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: Find Your Magali on May 19, 2008, 07:53:45 PM
Has this rumor been squashed yet???
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: cinemanarchist on May 19, 2008, 08:12:04 PM
Source: /Film

UPDATE #2: Collider talked to someone involved with the production who has confirmed that Paul Thomas Anderson is NOT involved. My guess is that Saito meant to say Paul W.S. Anderson, who has a history of video game movie adaptations.
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: Pozer on May 19, 2008, 09:02:26 PM
 :yabbse-lipsrsealed:
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: squints on May 19, 2008, 09:02:39 PM
It has to be Paul WS Anderson. Which if that's true that he's directing MGS then I'm a little hyped.
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: Stefen on August 18, 2009, 10:16:04 AM
Top 5 actors who could play Solid Snake.

http://kokugamer.com/2009/08/15/top-5-actors-who-could-play-solid-snake/
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: bluejaytwist on August 18, 2009, 03:05:45 PM
josh holloway
Title: Re: Useless Rumor II - Paul's Next Film To Be METAL GEAR SOLID???
Post by: tpfkabi on August 18, 2009, 03:16:23 PM
what is Desparadoes on PT's IMDB page?

you can only see if it you have IMDBPro apparently.