Lost Planet Movie Confirmed At Capcom’s Presser, With Special Guest Snake? by Anthony Barlow
July 16, 2008, 11:31 pm
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Whoo David Hayter and Capcom news now! It’s finally been confirmed, the movie adaptation of Lost Planet is being made. Lost Planet fanboys (is there any?) jump for joy. Anyway the big scoop (sausage?) is that, as you may know, Solid Snake David Hayter has penned the screenplay and that he was at the conference yesterday. Hayter’s screenplay and the fact this isn’t a videogame movie directed by Uwe Boll are the only reasons I want to see this.

The conference was only about the movie which is a bit crappy, but at least Snake was there to save the day.

No release date yet but i’d expect it to be sometime in 2009

David Hayter’s Back (Again) by Anthony Barlow
July 9, 2008, 10:00 am
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I might consider changing the name of the blog to ‘The David Hayter Ego Buffer Blog’ he’s everywhere, but I guess I shouldn’t have anything wrong with Solid Snake himself taking up a few inches of blog space (but he has had 3 posts so far today).

Hayter wants to stress that he has “massive respect” for Hideo Konjima (who shouldn’t?). He may have disagreed with some parts of the story in MGS4 but he’s a creator and probably isn’t afraid to speak his mind even if it’s questioning Kojima’s vision of the game (brave guy).

Anyway he’s posted a ‘statement’ of sorts over at the IMDB boards explaining some of the stuff that was said about him and Kojima and how it was all wrong.


Apparently, the people at 1up.com have taken some of the things I jokingly said at the Anime Expo 08 panel and made it sound like I had problems with the Metal Gear series and Mr. Kojima’s work.

This is patently ridiculous. I love those games immensely and have nothing but massive respect for Mr. Kojima. I did mention one disagreement I had regarding the climax of the game, a question of character, but this is just par for the course when many people work on the same piece.

Anyway, I’m sure I don’t have to remind any of you out there, but please don’t take half the stuff you read on-line seriously.


David Hayter

Well I guess that clears that up then. I’m betting they’ll be some more ego polishing before the day is out though.

Lost Planet Movie Almost Ready To Go Says Solid Snake Himself by Anthony Barlow
July 8, 2008, 10:49 pm
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More David Hayter news now and for some unknown reason I didn’t know he was penning the script for a move adaptation of Lost Plantet (probably because I don’t give a rat’s arse about Lost Planet). According to Mr. Hayter himself a deal with Warner Brothers is almost confirmed and is “just closing” but isn’t quite confirmed yet.

This is good news for fans of the Lost Planet franchise. Hayter has already written screenplays for X-Men which obviously makes him understand the type of culture surrounding games and such. Not only that he seems to like Lost Planet a fair bit too.

Hayter said: “There is gap in Hollywood between people who write good movies and those who appreciate good video games,” The voice of (undoubtedly) the best video game character ever (you can quote me on that). Hayter said he tries “to make an effort to take the essence of the game, keep as much of that as possible, and still put it into a proper film structure.”

With Solid Snake’s scriptwriting this movie does intrigue me now but not so much that i’ll be researching the Lost Planet franchise like some over eager recluse just to swot up on the lore of the thing. Although the game did always look pretty cool if it comes down to a tenner I might just pick it up.

Metal Gear Does Not Need A Movie Says David Hayter by Anthony Barlow
July 8, 2008, 10:21 pm
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David Hayter has, this week, been talking about Metal Gear becoming a movie. Here’s what he had to say:

“Does it need a movie? No. Do people want to collect the money that would be made from a movie? Sure. [laughs] I think that any time that a property is as valuable as this one, they’re going to do it. It’s not a question of if there is a need for a movie, it’s a question of how do they insure that the movie is good, and worth watching”.

He goes on to say how he’d make it a movie you’d want to watch.

“I think, because of the scenes — there’s so much movie in every Metal Gear game — it’s like, well, do we really need to see a bunch more talking about Metal Gear? As a movie adapter myself, I would never take those scenes verbatim and put them up on screen; it wouldn’t make any sense. I mean, a lot of times it doesn’t make any sense in the game. But you’re sort of speaking a language that all of these fans would understand.

In a movie, you’re going to want, for the lack of a better term, a more American style of dialogue. Tighter scenes. Themes that aren’t quite as ambiguous, that speak more to Americans. You’re really watching a Japanese perspective of American military power, where as it would be interesting to me to see the American perspective on what American military power has become. Now it’s kind of dubious right now, so it’s an interesting time to sort of explore that.

If you’re going to do it well, do it. If you’re going to put out some piece of crap, then no. Nobody needs that. Why waste your two hours when you can waste 18 watching Metal Gear 4. [laughter] No, not waste. Not when you can add quality to your life by playing Metal Gear Solid 4″. [smiles]

It looks like if the guys making the movie don’t pick Hayter and the movie is a piece of crap then fans (like me) will say that they should have let Hayter do the script. If they do pick Hayter it might look like Hayter is running the show and might not let the producer/director make the movie how they want it.

I still think they should cast Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn L.O.T.R.) as Snake.