Based solely on his Twitter handle, it wouldn't be surprising if you thought that Hideo Kojima worked in the film industry. It's plain to see that the acclaimed video game director is a massive movie buff, and loves exploring films from every corner of the world. Not just that, the man also scans any and every celebrity he meets, probably to put them in a game in the future – unless he has a collection of 3D celebrity heads stashed somewhere. If you were wondering whether Kojima ever wanted to make his own film, we just received word.
As reported by Famitsu, Kojima spoke about his passion at the Anan Awards in Japan, where he won the award under the culture category for his work on Death Stranding (thanks, VGC). He said that while making video games was his career, “all fields are connected in digital works, so I would like to expand from games to fields such as film and music.”
Even though his timeline is filled with opinions about movies of all types, Kojima has never spoken about his desire to make films or music publicly. The director has already taken steps towards achieving this dream, as Kojima Productions set up a new studio in Los Angeles last year, focussing on TV, film, and music.
"The team has as its charter, the goal of expanding the reach and awareness of the properties now under development at Kojima Productions, and to make them, even more, a part of our popular culture," said studio head Riley Russell at the time. "Although we are a global organization, the new business development team will be centred in Los Angeles, CA. We are truly excited and looking forward to working with the very best entertainment talent we can, across all of the entertainment industries."
While there hasn't been any word about the projects this division is working on, Kojima will probably work on fulfilling this dream of his with its help. We do know that Kojima Productions is working on an anime project, but we haven't heard anything else about it since January of this year.
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