Kojima is making a smart game by creating his own entertainment division, given the demand for video game properties for film and television. Sony’s PlayStation Productions team is adapting video games like “Uncharted” with Tom Holland for the screen, Microsoft is set to release the TV series based on their popular “Halo” game series, and the film and television division from Activision is making “The Call of Duty Movies”. Later this week, the reboot of Capcom’s “Resident Evil” film franchise hits theaters with “Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City,” and dozens of other video game adaptations are currently in production.
Hideo Kojima is often considered an author in the video game world, having perfected what we now call “stealth video games” with “Metal Gear Solid”. Kojima also has an eye for cinematics, with graphical adventure games like “Snatcher” and “Policenauts” and the hybrid game “Death Stranding”. The new division will likely lead to a film or TV version of the latter, but the real question is whether or not that will lead to a film version of its content psychological horror game, “PT” Also starring Reedus, “PT” was a playable teaser for Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro’s now canceled “Silent Hills” game, but many have been hoping for a movie version since announcing the game’s cancellation in 2015.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ movie “Metal Gear Solid” based on Kojima’s game of the same name and starring Oscar Isaac as Solid Snake is currently in pre-production.