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Metal Gear Solid Movie Announced

Smash hit games franchise to get the silver screen treatment...

A Metal Gear Solid movie is definitely in the pipeline, it has been officially announced.

According to Famitsu, a film version of the popular game franchise was announced at the 25th anniversary event in Tokyo.

Already signed up to produce the movie is Avi Arad, whose previous credits include X-Men, The Amazing Spider-Man and Iron Man.

Describing video games as "the comic books of the day", Arad reportedly referred to Metal Gear as a "phenomenon" and vowed to stay true to the game's themes.

The film version was originally planned back in 2010 with producer Mike De Luca on board - but the idea was shelved due to a conflict between the movie's backers and developers Konami.

Meanwhile, fans of the franchise can look forward to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, the next game in the series, which is due for release next year.