Dwayne Johnson confirms Black Adam writer; Metal Gear Solid taps Jurassic World scribe

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Nov 9, 2017

Two major big-screen movies have found their writers: Black Adam and Metal Gear Solid.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has taken to Twitter to confirm that Adam Sztykiel (Due Date, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip) has been tapped to write Warner Bros.’ upcoming DC Extended Universe movie Black Adam. Sztykiel also recently co-wrote director Brad Peyton’s Rampage, which stars, you guessed it, Johnson. Here’s what the Fast & Furious 6 actor wrote:

The character of Black Adam has been portrayed alternately as a supervillain and anti-hero in the pages of DC Comics over the years, and it’s interesting to see that Johnson’s take on Teth-Adam — an ancient Egyptian who was a predecessor of Captain Marvel, aka Shazam (to be played by Zachary Levi) — will be that of a "complex and gritty anti-hero" rather than a villain.

It's also interesting to note that Black Adam is currently rumored to make his big-screen debut as the main villain in Suicide Squad 2 (and not Shazam!) before toplining his own movie.

On the Metal Gear Solid front, Variety reports that Jurassic World and Kong: Skull Island scribe Derek Connolly will be writing the latest draft of the video game adaptation to be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Kong: Skull Island).

It’s been a super long road for the Sony movie. The project had already been stuck in development hell for years when Vogt-Roberts was finally brought on board to helm the movie back in 2014. Yep. Three years ago. 

The big-screen adaptation of Metal Gear Solid is based on the highly popular video game franchise created by Hideo Kojima that follows Solid Snake, a special ops soldier and mercenary whose mission is to infiltrate a nuclear weapons facility to stop the terrorist threat posed by a renegade Special Forces unit called Foxhound. No word yet on who will play Snake.

(via Screen Rant, Variety)

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