Yesterday, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts took to Twitter to reveal the first piece of concept artwork from his live-action Metal Gear Solid film he’s attached to make for Sony Pictures.
He posted the artwork by British artist Nick Foreman in honor of the 31st Anniversary of Kojima’s Metal Gear video game franchise and suggested more art was on the way. Not to mention, hints of a potential film announcement as they haven’t really made clear when they plan on filming it or releasing it. Along with casting details, there a lot of things they could reveal in the next couple of days.
He’s not the only concept artist working on the film as Omega Underground had learned a while back artist Ben Mauro is also part of the art department and we have now confirmed this as Metal Gear is listed as a credit on his official website.
His credits include Chappie, Elysium, The Hobbit Trilogy, The Predator, and Man of Steel. While there is a good chance Weta is part of the film, Ben left the company in 2013 but still worked on the Peter Jackson produced film Mortal Engines. Mauro has also done concept work on military video games with Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.
Here are some of his badass robot designs.
Jordan has been spending a lot of time with Kojima lately, who is said to be a consultant on the feature film along with an executive producer. An assumption could have easily been made that some film news was on the horizon.
As pointed out, Sony Pictures has yet to give Metal Gear Solid a release date.