So I got a chance to see PACIFIC RIM a few weeks ago. Giant robots fighting giant monsters? One word: Awesome! The escapist in me thoroughly enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Every big action scene had me OOHing and AHHing at every turn. It was a welcome break from the mundane routine of life.
As I watched the movie I couldn’t help but imagine a Metal Gear Solid movie done in the same fashion, passion, and gusto. Hideo has mentioned being in talks with Avi Arad, producer of the famed Marvel Comics turned movies that everyone loves. Knowing this, and the fact that Hideo and Guillermo (director of Pacific Rim) have become quite close, it wouldn’t be out of the realm of possibility for a real MGS movie to come to fruition. Seriously, Del Toro’s foray into giant robots and monsters was practically a live action outing of MGS Peace Walker‘s ‘Monster Hunter’ boss battles. We all know MH is a Capcom IP but still, those Kaiju look a massive as the MH monsters. Another thing relating PR to MGS: the fact that those giant robots are called Jaegers. Hello, Frank Jaeger anyone?!
The coolness factor of Pacific Rim is exemplified by its cast of actors as well. I keep thinking that the whole cast can be on the live action MGS. It’s totally plausible!
Charlie Hunnam: Solid Snake (decent range, could play a gruff, semi perverted legendary soldier.)
Charlie Day: Otacon (can obviously play the nerdy tech type and add that Charlie Day flair.)
Idris Elba: Colonel Campbell (if Sam Motherfucking Jackson can do it with Nick Fury so can Idris Elba. Plus IE is a fucking badass!)
Rinko Kikuchi: Mei Ling (totally reminded me of Mei Ling in PR. Rinko has her look And has an accent to boot, even if it’s a Japanese accent.)
Robert Kazinsky: Liquid Snake (Kazinsky has that air of smugness he played in PR which can be employed when playing the arrogant Liquid Snake. Kazinsky also has an accent, albeit Aussie, but everyone knows non Americans can do other accents very well, including a British on as per Liquid. Also, Hunnam and Kazinsky look similar enough yet different as per Solid and Liquid, both being twin brothers with their own visual and stylistic differences.)
Max Martini: Revolver Ocelot (Max looks like someone who can play a triple crossing individual out for personal gain. He has this deviousness in his eyes that seem to elude to a wealth of knowledge that has to do with every conspiracy known in the MGS universe. Slap on some long silvery hair, spurred boots, and a pair of revolvers and he’s good.)
Ron Perlman: Big Fucking Boss (C’mon people. Ron Fucking Perlman? Blade 2? Hellboy? Alien Ressurection? (Forgive me for Alien Res, but RP was cool in that movie. If Liam Neeson was in Pacific Rim then I’d put his name here. Otherwise, RP is a bad motherfucker! He could totally play the older, short haired Big Boss running Foxhound and secretly, Outer Heaven. Put a nice eye patch and tattered trench coat on him and call it a day.)
All this is ultimately wishfulness but wouldn’t it be so fucking cool?! Also, picture the poster below, only with Metal Gear REX. Bad. Fucking. Ass!
METAL JAEGER SOLID!!!
Source: Hideo Kojima twitter