Kojima Productions launches new film and television department in Los Angeles

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Hideo Kojima's production studio announced today it will be opening up a new division in Los Angeles focused on film, television, and "other forms of entertainment." The new division will be headed by Riley Russell, former Chief Legal Officer at Sony Interactive Entertainment. "The new division will be tasked with working with creative and talented professionals in television, music and film, as well as the more familiar games industry," said Russell in a press release sent to GBAtemp. "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."

The move should not be surprising to fans of Kojima's work, who has long shown a clear passion for American film and television in his work, and is renowned for helping to revolutionize cinematics in games with his Metal Gear Solid series. His latest project, Death Stranding, also brought in a number of high-profile Hollywood talent, including Norman Reedus, Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lindsay Wagner.

As of now, this new division has no announced projects, and it is unclear what role Kojima himself will be taking.

Source: GBAtemp inbox
 

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I just want to see the Metal Gear movie happen already! I've been waiting since 2006 when they 1st mentioned it... 😫
 

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All very unfunny and bad gameplay jokes aside, I'm kind of surprised this hadn't come up earlier. He said recently that the pandemic made him reflect on his creative process, and I wonder how that influenced this opening.

Amazed it took Kojima this long lol

but also really hope he still does games
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Not to mention
The new division will be headed by Riley Russell
and we don't know how Kojima will play a part in this department, so only time will tell. Highly doubt he'd suddenly leave games, considering how much he's gotten to use it alongside with cutscenes.
 
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His latest project, Death Stranding, also brought in a number of high-profile Hollywood talent, including Norman Reedus, Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lindsay Wagner.​
Also given a role in Death Stranding was long time Mikkelsen colaborator, Nic Winding Refn, who also had Kojima cameo in his Amazon series, "Too Old to Die Young".

Interesting news to me, as a Refn fan. I wonder if Kojima's studio will somehow be involved in Refn's supposed remake/reboot of Maniac Cop.
 

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Death stranding was pretentious, mediocre and overzealous. Kojima has not done a good MGS since MGS 3 and even that was a bit of a stretch. Let's be honest he needs to open a movie studio to capitalise on the MGS name.

Just my opinion. Americans and lefties who like to insult others for opinions they don't share, just stay away.
 

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Death stranding was pretentious, mediocre and overzealous. Kojima has not done a good MGS since MGS 3 and even that was a bit of a stretch. Let's be honest he needs to open a movie studio to capitalise on the MGS name.

Just my opinion. Americans and lefties who like to insult others for opinions they don't share, just stay away.
Im American and a Democrat and and Im a huge fan. I totally agree with the Metal Gear stufff your saying so maybe leave politics out of your comments and just be a Metal Gear fan bro....
 
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