If you’re familiar with Hideo Kojima’s work, it won’t surprise you to hear that he’s actually interested in making a movie one of these days.
As reported by VGC, Kojima recently spoke at the Anan Awards in Japan (via Famitsu), as he is a top honoree in the culture category. Death Stranding. At the event, he said that although his career has been entirely focused on games, “all fields are connected to digital works, so I want to expand from games to areas like film and music.”
The music is also not too surprising, as it has been the most important aspect of all his titles, including the most recent Death Stranding. But Kojima’s particular love of film is the easiest piece of trivia you can offer about a game developer. His English Twitter literally jokes that “70% of my body is made up of movies,” which you could easily say about his games as well, with the length of cutscenes they all have.
His studio Kojima Productions Indeed last year launched a new media division focusing on film, TV and music, the new division is based in Ole Sunny Los Angeles, and it plans to work with “creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar sports industry.” .” It wasn’t clear if Kojima himself planned to expand his horizons through the media he does, but these latest comments certainly make it seem like it.
In terms of what’s actually next for Kojima, there are two possibilities on the cards. One is the Death Stranding sequel that’s definitely happening but hasn’t been announced yet (thanks, Norman Reedus). Another is the highly rumored and recently leaked Overdose, which obviously has a lot of mystery surrounding it because it hasn’t been announced recently. Although considering how much fun he has with Geoff Keighley, we’ll probably see some sort of announcement at the Game Awards, right?