Kojima Wants To Create Films And Music

The former is not a new thought, as the Japanese genius admits in his Twitter bio that “his body is made 70% movies”.


Hideo Kojima spoke at the Anan Awards in Japan, where he received an award in the cultural category for his work on Death Stranding. In his speech, he admitted that he has only worked on video games in his career: “all fields are connected in digital works, so I would like to expand from games to fields such as film and music,” Kojima said. While the cinematic aspirations are nothing new (the first two Metal Gear Solid games already had massive cutscenes that could be considered film scenes, which became even more powerful in the later episodes!), the music aspirations sound new.

Music played a big part in Death Stranding. The game’s soundtrack by several notable artists such as Chvrches, Bring Me The Horizon, and the recently deceased Ryan Karazija’s project Low Roar can also be heard in Kojima Productions’ game. The Kojima-owned independent-until-the-Kojima-dies studio recently announced the creation of a TV and film studio in Los Angeles, which is expected to have some work underway this year.

How much time does Kojima have to work on films? It’s recently been made official that Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna will also star in an as-yet-unannounced game from Kojima Productions (we guess it will be Overdose, which might be an Xbox-exclusive project.) Death Stranding 2 is also in the works, but that’s not official either: it’s been hinted at by Norman Reedus, the actor playing the game’s lead, Sam “Porter” Bridges (and rumored to be Kojima’s last Sony exclusive). Kojima also told The Guardian two weeks ago that one of his upcoming projects is almost like a new medium, and if it succeeds, it will “turn things around” in both the gaming and the movie industry.

We will see. One thing is for sure, Kojima always has two pallets full of ideas, and it takes a lot of work to keep up with him.

Source: VGC

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