Metal Gear Solid is coming to the big screen

Credit: Variety

It should come as no surprise that one of the most cinematic videogaming experiences would one day be adapted to the big screen.

That day is today.

According to Variety, Sony is bringing hit franchise Metal Gear Solid to theaters.

Michael De Luca will produce the adaptation, with videogame creator Hideo Kojima as exec. producer.

Columbia co-prexy of production Doug Belgrad hailed the franchise as especially cinematic in its storytelling and “loaded with well-developed, intriguing characters.”

Metal Gear Solid has sold more than 20 million units since 1998, but its roots date back even further; the first Metal Gear game came out in 1987. Stealth action title became one of the industry’s biggest hits and has four sequels, the last three of which came out under the Metal Gear Solid moniker. Another sequel is set for release this year.