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Metal Gear Solid Fan Film in 2008?

Lots of fan films say they’ve been “long awaited,” but this one means it: The Italian video game tribute, Metal Gear Solid: Philanthropy, has been in the works since 2002. The team behind the effort had promised this summer would finally see the release of the first installment in a planned trilogy; with one major scene still slated to be shot, however, now it appears the fan production will tenatively bow next winter.

Estimated to be roughly 60-70 minutes long each, the three segments will add up to tell the story of an anti-Metal Gear terrorist group, Philanthropy. Created by Hive Division, a 50-member group of students led by director/actor Giacomo Talamini, the flick has already gained considerable press, being covered within the pages of Official PlayStation Magazine UK and Rolling Stone Italia, as well as gamer websites around the world.

According to Hive Division, while the flick will be filled with the kind of action that gamers have come to expect from the long-running Konami video game franchise, it will touch on other issues:

Philanthropy explores ideas such as genetics, which is a recurring theme in the Metal Gear series; memetics, the study of how culture, habits, and information evolve, expand, how it is used and abused.

For those who can’t wait until, well, someday, there’s a batch of trailers available on the film’s website, as well as a 30-minute, ultimately abandoned rough draft, The White Land at the Edge of the World, in the Media section.

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2 Responses to “Metal Gear Solid Fan Film in 2008?”

  1. 1 Christopher Moshier

    This is one of those Fan Films I’ve been waiting on for a long time. I have no doubt this is going to be a winner.

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