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Fanboys are constantly fantasizing about the possibility of a Metal Gear Solid film, and going so far as to cast each role individually. It was only a matter of time until someone suggested that tween heart-throb, Shia LaBeouf, fill the shoes of the game’s world-weary protagonist, Solid Snake. But who would have thought that someone would cast Shia in every role?
Courtesy of 4chan’s video game board, this image paints the painful picture of an MGS film with 34 Shias. It’s like a bad Eddie Murphy film…only much worse.
If you were responsible for casting an MGS film, would you select Shia LaBeouf for any roles? Personally, I think he would make a half-decent Vulcan Raven — but that’s just me.
On a serious note, however, I believe that video games should stay within the medium, especially narrative-driven games like Metal Gear Solid. There’s no sense in ruining the series for its die-hard fans by creating a crummy movie with the game’s namesake. I learned never to trust Hollywood after the Max Payne movie, and no amount of apologies will make me forget [via 4chan].
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