It'll be interesting to see how dedicated fans react to this piece of news.
We know a movie based on Hideo Kojima's epic Metal Gear Solid franchise is in the works, and the master spoke a little about the project at the Eurogamer Expo.
Firstly, Kojima isn't writing or directing the film, but he will be involved as a "supervisor" of sorts. Secondly, it seems he had initially considered Hugh Jackman (Wolverine might've been good for this part!) for the role of Solid Snake, but they ultimately opted to go for an "unknown actor." The idea is to give someone a chance to make a name for themselves as Snake. Given the legendary nature of the character in question, it could be a dream gig for any actor hoping to make it big.
Of course, we're a little miffed that Kojima isn't involved in the directing or writing, but at least he'll be around in some capacity. And we remain convinced that he'd never be part of something that ends up being a black mark on the MGS series.