Bond > Fisher > Snake

Filed under: Raymond Benson,Video games on Nov 24, 2007 at 6:50 pm

Raymond Benson is coming back for more thrilling secret agent /special operations adventures in 2008 with an adaptation of Metal Gear Solid. Metal Gear began life on the NES back in 1987 from gaming mastermind Hideo Kojima, but it wasn’t until Metal Gear Solid in 1998 for the PlayStation that the series actually took off. A movie based on Metal Gear Solid is also in the works from Kojima, but that was stalled after David Hayter’s script was passed up by the movie execs at Sony. Hayter is not only a screenwriter (probably best known for scripting X-Men and X2), but also the voice of Solid Snake, the main protagonist.

Obviously to readers here Benson is best known for preceding Sebastian Faulks as the author of the adult James Bond novels from 1997 to 2002. Following Bond and between original books of his own, he also wrote the first two Splinter Cell novels (Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell and Operation Barracuda) featuring spy, Sam Fisher under the pseudonym David Michaels. Two other Splinter Cell novels have been released since under the name David Michaels (Checkmate and Fallout), but both were not written by Mr. Benson.

Metal Gear Solid, the Novel will be published by Del Rey (Random House) on May 27, 2008.

Amazon.com | Del Rey

Thanks to The Literary Dossier for the tip.


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Made Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 2:01 pm

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