Hayter wants Sony to let him write MGS4 film script

Monday, 23rd June 2008 22:33 GMT By Mike

File this one under hilarious! David Hayter, the grizzly voice behind Solid Snake, has told fans on IMDB’s message boards that if they want him to write the script for the Metal Gear Solid film, then they should petition Sony Pictures.

“As for me writing the MGS movie, tell everyone on-line to write to Matt Tolmach at Sony Pictures studios in Culver City. If enough people do this, we may be back on board,” wrote Hayter writing under the pseudonym uberdave.

Well David Hayter only has to click his fingers and his loyal fans obey: the petition is here.

This time we really are saying absolutely nothing whatsoever.

By Mike Bowden



  1. Vahn16

    Well, he did write the screenplays for X-Men 1 and 2 (the good ones), so he at least knows his way around the movie biz. Plus, he’s so damn dreamy.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Ooh… 63 signatures. lol

    #2 7 years ago
  3. morriss

    Looks like Ricky Gervais from the office when he poses with that Tiger! :D

    #3 7 years ago
  4. keltickennedy

    I am curious as to why Mike Bowden would find this hilarious. As Vahn16 has stated David Hayter is actually a pretty accomplished screen writer having wrote for X-men 1 and 2 and also the upcoming Watchmen movie that is getting really good hype.

    Seriously, would you rather have someone who has had something to do with the MGS series and understands the characters? Or some Joe Blow average screenwriter that really doesn’t give a shit about the subject matter just when he is going to get his paycheck?

    I think its time for more video game movies to have some of the people that are from the original subject matter involved in the production. Maybe that will have a positive effect on these movies not always sucking. I think we will get a good idea of this when the Max Payne movie is released with Sam Lake (who wrote and started in the first Max Payne game.) writing the screenplay.

    #4 7 years ago
  5. morriss

    Mike Bowden finds the fact that Mr. Hayter thinks an internet petition would actually make the slightest impact on anything. They never have done and never will do. If Sony Pictures think he’s good, they’ll listen to him if he contacts them. Getting a couple of hundred signatures on a petition no-one ever reads is funny. In fact, it’s hilarious.

    I do not question Mr. Hayter’s extreme talents as a writer, voice actor, or sexy male model.

    #5 7 years ago
  6. Vahn16

    Hey man, Uwe Boll’s going down. Now where’s my free gum?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Psychotext is moderately disturbed that morriss is referring to Mike Bowden in the third person. In fact, we’re very disturbed right now.

    #7 7 years ago
  8. evilashchris

    evilashchris remembers Mr. Hayter playing the guyver in the Guyver 2 film, it was great, in a really shit way.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. absolutezero

    So what part of “Please write to this guy at Sony Pictures” turns into “Please make a pointless online peition”.

    He asked them to either write or email. Not sign something that no one will ever see.

    Hopefully enough fans will get in-contact with the subject header “If you hire Bale I will kill you” that the entire project will be canned.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. keltickennedy

    Why do you think Bale would be a bad choice to play snake? Even though I think if he got asked to do the role he wouldn’t take it.

    I guess I can see where your coming from. He is Batman, he is going to be John Conner in the new terminator movie. Give the role to someone else.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. morriss

    Mike Bowden wishes everyone a very good morning.

    #11 7 years ago
  12. Stupot24

    Its not really funny though is it?

    I mean, Hayter is obviously trying to involve the MGS fans in the process, whether it works or not is besides the point. He is a legend with a sense of humour about himself so I think he is cynical enough to understand the futility of an online petition.

    Check out

    Regardless it wasnt an online petition anyway, he is asking people to get in contact with sony if they want him involved in the project, I think its quite clear that there was a lack of knowledge of who David Hayter is and his previous work in the original article.

    “Clutching at straws” comes to mind

    Sony couldn’t find anyone better to adapt MGS for the screen than David Hayter. (other than Hideo Kojima and David Hayter working together)

    #12 7 years ago

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