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Submitted by Xandet 1947d ago | interview

Exclusive: Hideo Kojima talks METAL GEAR SOLID Movie

Collider writes: "Earlier tonight I was on the red carpet of the Video Game Awards and I landed a bunch of interviews with some cool people. In the next day or so I'll have all of them online…but since I landed an interview with Hideo Kojima…I figured that's the one I should post first. For those not familiar with Hideo's name, he's the creator of the extremely popular series Metal Gear Solid.

While I'm sure many of you out there would have some great questions for Hideo on the MGS series and why he chose to have certain things happen to the various characters, since I run a movie site…I decided to focus my limited time on the still being developed Metal Gear Solid movie and what's the status." (Culture, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS2, PS3)

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WANNA GET HIGH  +   1947d ago
Talk about mgs5 not a mgs movie... :(
Xandet  +   1947d ago
Yeah, but...
I'm just satisfied in knowing he'll be as involved as he can with the project. With his brain behind the MGS movie, at least we know when (or if) it comes out that it'll be worth admission.

As for MGS5, he does mention he's thinking about having a new Metal Gear game around the film's release! There's something to get excited about if it actually comes to fruition..
va_bank  +   1947d ago
Let him do it.
Kojima needs to get it out of his system - he's been talking about making movies for a while. I loved MGS4, but I would gladly trade a few hours of cutscenes for a few more hours of gameplay.

Kojima is a brilliant (if not the MOST brilliant) game designer, but I don't think he will succeed at making movies. And if he fails, we'll be happy to have him back, making games.
Panthers  +   1947d ago
If they make a movie, I hope they follow the story line of the first MGS, or MGS3. I hate when they come up with new stories. I mean they didnt do that for LoTR. They never do that with books. Why do it with games?
hay  +   1947d ago
I'm deeply intrigued by this movie-game hybrid they were talking about. Snatcher was one of the best games I ever played and it was more like a interactive story than a game to be precise. Can't wait to see what Kojima-san will brew.
Elimin8  +   1947d ago
@ va_bank
If you listened, he said he won't be directing but will be involved extensively or as close as possible to make sure it's Metal Gear. And if there is any indication that his input will be very well implemented just look no further than the cutscenes of MGS 4. everyone raved about it being movie quality story and cutscene wise. Even I. I think it will be good, but I think they should go animation computer or otherwise, because I can't visualize any actor today that can pull off the Snake look let alone voice. ...... BTW Looking forward to whatever game he is working on at the moment.
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Violater  +   1947d ago
Don't sleep on Kojima, he understood everything that the interviewer was saying and could have answered in English.
He is such a humble, cool and relaxed dev.
jaysquared  +   1947d ago
Didn't the movie come out already in MGS4? hhehe
va_bank  +   1947d ago
@Elimin8
"just look no further than the cutscenes of MGS 4"

The cutscenes in MGS4 is exactly WHY I said what I said. They were drawn out to the point where the converstions became so long, that you would forget what was said earlier. They could have been condensed by 20-30%, in my opinion. It's fine to have them in a game where your experience can last from 10 to 40 hours, but in a movie when you have to fit everything into 2-3 hours, you have to express yourself a bit more concisely.
PotNoodle  +   1947d ago
We won't be making the films..
Most likely just writing scripts for it and just plotting out the general plan for the film, everything inbetween will most likely done by professionals.
Enigma_2099  +   1947d ago
Why don't you people let him do something else?!?!?
At this rate, we're never gonna see what else he has planned... everybody wants to see anothe Metal Gear Solid.... Snake's story is done. I'm satisfied... let's see what else he can pull off...

PS3 Zone of the Enders, anyone?
Light Yagami  +   1947d ago
I thought MGS4 was a movie? The controller spent the whole time on my lap.
belal  +   1947d ago
confirmed!!!!!!!
he is working on a game :D

ZONE OF ENDERS 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
OR A NEW IP FOR THE PS3 :D
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TheColbertinator  +   1947d ago
I wish he was making it.MGS1 is one of my favorite movies
George Sears  +   1947d ago
I know that your comment was made to be taken lightly but MGS really didn't have that much cut scenes. MGS2 was so so on the cutscene department, there were more Codec conversations than anything. I'll say that MGS3 was the one that started giving us a lot of cut scenes but they weren't as long as MGS4 though. MGS3 had there moments but MGS4 has a lot more long cutscenes compared to the rest.
Zolin  +   1947d ago
I hope the movie turns out good not like the other game movies that sucked ( doom , street fighter , and i cant think of more).
solsub  +   1947d ago
I'm with you on that. I'm a bit more confident now that we're guaranteed Kojima's involvement in the project.
snakeater3  +   1947d ago
lool nice one colbert. i see what you did there hehe....but even you must admit mgs1 is one of the most influential games of all time ;)
TheColbertinator  +   1947d ago
Yeah.The stealth genre caught on after MGS1 and cut-scenes became traditional.

I thought MGS2 was a great game/good movie

MGS3 was a great game/great trailers

MGS4 was a great game and it wasn't a movie to me because of Metal Gear Online

Kojima did well.4 AAA games/movies is a difficult task.
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InMyOpinion  +   1947d ago
Without Metal Gear Solid there would never have been movies like Spy Game or Mission Impossible. I find it strange that Kojima has never won any Oscars.
TheColbertinator  +   1947d ago
Oscars are full of phonies these days.Hollywood has been making crap for years now exception being Dark Knight.If Kojima ever focused all his time into movies I doubt anyone could surpass him.

And he makes great games too that sold millions.

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

http://www.metacritic.com/g...

http://www.metacritic.com/g...
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InMyOpinion  +   1947d ago
@Steven Colbert
I think you are confusing things now, friend.

"If Kojima ever focused all his time into movies..."

Doh?

;)
tatotiburon  +   1947d ago
omg nice kojima, i would like to see a full CGI movie of Metal Gear So...oh wait
InMyOpinion  +   1947d ago
Don't worry, MGS4 is coming to NetFlix.
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IzKyD1331  +   1947d ago
For there to be a good MGS movie, there would have to be a new story written for the big screen, because 2 hours is not enough to tell the first game's story, or any of them as a matter of fact
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InMyOpinion  +   1947d ago
Metal Gear Solid 5?
Strife Lives  +   1947d ago
Mmm
There was meant to be a movie a long time ago.a playstation magazine I had from years ago said he was in talks with the Wowchoski brothers (excuse spelling lol) about a year before MGS2 released. . .guess nothing came from that.They should make this movie,please dont fcuk it up like the DBZ movie. :( high school Goku and Vegeta.
panasonic23  +   1947d ago
so wait minute i thought mgs already made a movie escaped from new york staring kurt russell 1981 wait what year was mgs made
TheColbertinator  +   1947d ago
Metal Gear was 1987

Escape from New York was 1981

The Kurt Russel film has had a lot of influence on Kojima especially MGS2
panasonic23  +   1947d ago
wait a second mgs copy escaped from new it came out in 1981 and metal gear came out in 1988
TheColbertinator  +   1947d ago
No it didn't copy.It was just an influence for MGS2 because Escape from New York had a different story,

Metal Gear(1987 NES) took place in South Africa

http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
PirateThom  +   1947d ago
Yeah, Kojima never made any secret that Snake was based on Snake.

The cover art was also based on a Terimnator promo shot.

http://www.critical-hits.co...

http://yaprouworld.files.wo...

Kojima takes a lot of influence from movies and actors.
panasonic23  +   1947d ago
damn aright mutha fvckers yall prove yall point now go out and buy my movie mutha fvckers on blueray Tropic Thunder
trancefreak  +   1947d ago
lol just watched it
hetz15  +   1947d ago
he is the best game dev I've ever seen...n with good personality too ;)

MGS 5 MGS 5 MGS 5............
George Sears  +   1947d ago
I'd rather let Kojima focus into something else instead of MGS5. MGS4 is the end of the story of Solid Snake, hence the end of the Solid series, I don't want to see another game that he is involved in because it would retract from the whole point of what MGS4 is.

"Jack, it's not power I want"
Cajun Chicken  +   1947d ago
Kurt Russell...
MUST be Snake.
The circle would be complete!
Lombax  +   1947d ago
and call it,
"Escape from Metal Gear"
Foxgod  +   1947d ago
Maybe they will do a metal gear ~ escape from LA crossover.
KeiKei  +   1947d ago
Damn, i can't wait for this then
Umbrageous  +   1947d ago
lol it already is a movie :P
Foxgod  +   1947d ago
It would be nice if Jack Hughman (wolverine) would play snake.
meepmoopmeep  +   1946d ago
he would be a good snake.
it'll bring in his fans and might help the film

having A list celebrities will help the film immensely.
steck67  +   1947d ago
An MGS movie would be perfect especially with Hideo's epic storyline.

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