August 30, 2012
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. announces that its popular game, “METAL GEAR SOLID,” will be made into a live-action, Hollywood movie.
METAL GEAR SOLIDfs deep story and cinematic elements have won over fans around the world and is one of the most recognized titles from the METAL GEAR series, which is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. METAL GEAR earned the Guiness World Records™fs honor as “The first game to fully utilize stealth as part of the gameplay” and has won acclaim and numerous awards both domestically and worldwide.
The METAL GEAR series pioneered the stealth game genre, whose main character avoids battles while infiltrating the enemiesf base on a solo mission. The total global sales of the series ha exceeded 32.4 million units.*
The producers for the film will be Avi Arad and Ari Arad. Avi has worked on numerous blockbuster hits like the “Spider-Man” and “X-MEN” series and “Iron Man.” Mr. Arad is the founder of Marvel Studios and has had much experience and success in converting comics and other forms of entertainment into live-action movies and so there is much anticipation for this new facet of METAL GEAR.
The movie will be developed by Mr. Aradfs production company, Arad Productions, together with Columbia Pictures. The production and distribution will be managed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. strives to provide new forms of entertainment and enjoyment to a worldwide audience by effectively utilizing its content in multifaceted ways.
* As of the end of June, 2012.