Hollywood's Metal Gear Solid movie looks to be no longer happening, if words from the film's producer should be taken to heart.
Speaking in a recent interview with Collider, producer Mike De Luca gave an indication that the movie project had stalled after a disagreement between various parties.
He told the publication: "I don't think it's going to move forward because I got the sense that there may not be enough of a coordinated will at this point on the side of certain parties to see a movie get made.
"And I get it because the problem with a lot of these adaptations is it's such a huge franchise for the video game company. A movie can only hurt. If the movie's great, you're probably not going to sell more games. It's such a separate thing."
De Luca added that the Metal Gear franchise being so big helps the movie, but "I'm not sure the movie does the same thing for the game."
As the interviewer points out, success for Disney's Prince of Persia flick this summer could see Metal Gear - and many other game-to-movie adaptations - brought back from the dead. But for now at least, it sounds like it isn't happening.