Metal Gear Solid Fancast

Metal Gear Solid Fancast

My Take on Hideo Kojima's masterpiece

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By VanCityKid - 8/14/2011
The Metal Gear Series is my favorite Video Game francise with MGS1 and Snake Eater being the best entries in the series. While I would love to see it done using photorealistic animation like Final Fantasy: Spirits Within in order to keep the respective voice actors, especially David Hayter, in their roles I know its not possible. So this would be my take on a live action adaption of the original PSOne Classic.

Solid Snake



Christian Bale

As Seen In:
Batman
The Prestige
American Psycho
3:10 to Yuma

I know this might seem like a pretty generic pick but he has been rumored to have been in the running to play Snake, as well as being a fan of the games and after seeing that manip of him, I say he'll do great under that bandanna.

Liquid Snake



Toby Stephens

As Seen In:
Die Another Day

I'm aware that the Snakes are twins but I couldnt see that working on screen. I thought he was a great villian in Die Another Day.

Revolver Ocelot



Gary Oldman

As Seen In:
Batman
Dracula
Harry Potter
Air Force One

Gary Oldman is a fantastic actor and is different in each one of his roles so I can see him bringing alot of depth to Ocelot. Plus its been awhile since he's been in a villainous role.

Colonel Roy Campbell



Martin Sheen

As Seen In:
Apocalypse Now
The West Wing
The Amazing Spider-Man

He's played countless Military officers throughout his career so the Colonel should be fairly easy for him.

Meryl Silverburgh



Evan Rachel Wood

As seen In:
Across the Universe
The Wrestler
True Blood

She's only 23 but has brought such great performances in most of her roles not to mention she's a natural redhead and is very attractive like Meryl.

Hal Emmerich "Otacon"



Justin Bartha

AS Seen In:
National Treasure
The Hangover

Justin has always played the sidekick, as seen in National Treasure and The Hangover and is always the sense of comic relief which is perfect for Otacon.

Naomi Hunter



Rachel Weisz

As Seen In:
The Mummy
The Constant Gardner
Constantine

She looks alot like Naomi in my opinion and I've enjoyed her in almost role I've seen her in.

Sniper Wolf



Charlize Theron

As Seen In:
The Devil's Advocate
Monster
The Italian Job
Aeon Flux

Sniper Wolf is the sexiest MGS girl behind EVA and Charlize is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses in the business today. She has a wide range in her portrayals and I believe she would bring a killer performance as Sniper Wolf.

Frank Jaeger "Gray Fox"



Ray Park

As Seen In:
Star Wars
GI Joe
X-Men

Since the character spends almost all his screentime in a mask, I thought a big name actor wouldnt be necessary. Ray is known for his martial arts skills and with Gray Fox being a very physical character, who better to portray him than Snake Eyes himself?

Psycho Mantis



Doug Jones

As Seen In:
Hellboy
Pan's Labyrinth
F4: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Like Gray Fox, Mantis spends all his screen time under a mask so a bigname actor wasnt needed. Jones is known for his prosthetic roles and is just the right height, build and weight to play Mantis. Plus I get a creepy vibe off him...


Anyways I couldnt find anyone for the rest of the characters such as Raven, Mei Ling, Donald Anderson and etc. so if you've got any ideas sound off below.

Also I found these fake MGS posters done by Fine Line Kreative and I thought they were amazing:


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CrossOver - 8/14/2011, 2:59 AM
I like some of the choices.. Not too many though.
Youve inspired me to make a fan cast of my own, sir. (:
CrossOver - 8/14/2011, 2:59 AM
I like some of the choices.. Not too many though.
Youve inspired me to make a fan cast of my own, sir. (:
CrossOver - 8/14/2011, 3:00 AM
Oh, and Oldman played a villain in Book of Eli. Not that long ago.
VanCityKid - 8/14/2011, 3:05 AM
@Rh0ki thank you and I'll be sure to check out yours when its done :) and sadly I havent seen the Book of Eli yet...
Hellsing - 8/14/2011, 4:39 AM
Why can't you see twins working especially in a photo realistic movie which MGS movie shouldn't be anyways decent cast some great and some not so great choices. Bale or Jackman would be perfect for Snake.
jbak368 - 8/14/2011, 6:21 AM
I agree with a lot of these, but I think Solid and Liquid should be played by the same actor - just look at Bale's dual performance in The Prestige.
VanCityKid - 8/14/2011, 6:58 AM
My problem is Im having a hard time picturing two Christian Bales in a shot together, one with a long blonde wig and the other in a mullet, interacting with eachother with two different accents whilst one Bale would be shirtless and the other would be in a full bodysuit
AlexDeLarge87 - 8/14/2011, 7:17 AM
Decent cast!

Definitely the guy who´s playing Solid has to play Liquid too!:)
SuperDude001 - 8/14/2011, 7:44 AM
Bale, Stephens, Bartha, and Weisz are all perfect choices!
The rest are pretty great too!
Loving the cast, well done dude!
jbak368 - 8/14/2011, 8:21 AM
I'm not saying they should look identical. Solid has dominant traits and Liquid has recessive traits. But I think it would be interesting to have one actor play both of them, with makeup and such to add subtle differences. Again, The Prestige is a great example of this as (SPOILER) Bale and Jackman both play dual roles, one of which isn't revealed until the end and the other of which is the actor playing someone who is supposed to look like his character, and the makeup was so well done that for a while I honestly wasn't sure they were both the same actor.
Lewis25 - 8/14/2011, 9:30 AM
I like most of these, though I would cast Cillian Murphy as Otacon and Scott Adkins as Grey fox. I have nothing against Ray Park but I would like to see Scott get more movie love.
Hellsing - 8/14/2011, 9:39 AM
Sorry but great makeup and a great performance(which Bale would likely give) can make it work easily.
JDUKE25 - 8/14/2011, 11:21 AM
I really like Bale as Solid Snake.
JackDexx - 8/16/2011, 6:25 PM
no one but David Hayter should play Snake, Especially BALE!
VanCityKid - 8/16/2011, 8:48 PM
@JackDexx Read the heading...and have you seen Hayter? He's not exactly "Snake" material in terms of looks

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