Not merely content with conquering the medium of video games, Hideo Kojima is going to try his hand at cracking the world of film and television.
Kojima Productions is opening a studio in Los Angeles, with the studio focusing on Hideo Kojima's other favourite medium, films.
While Kojima Productions Japan will continue to focus primarily on games, the new LA office will expand the studio’s entertainment reach into other forms of 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 Riley Russell, a former PlayStation executive and leader of the new business team at Kojima Productions.
Kojima, the creator behind the 'Metal Gear Solid' series and more recently the brilliantly demented 'Death Stranding' has long admired films, with his Twitter feed a non-stop love letter to films he's watched.
His games are chockful of references to films and often employs Hollywood actors in his games, with 'Death Stranding' starring the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Norman Reedus and Lea Seydoux.
Plans are unclear at this time about what projects Kojima's latest venture will undertake, as it spans TV, film and games, but if his TV and film work is as weird and wonderful as his video games, maybe the Japanese auteur can change the landscape of another artistic medium.
'Star Wars' and 'Dune' star Oscar Isaac is currently attached to play the role of Solid Snake in an adaptation of 'Metal Gear Solid', with 'Kong: Skull Island' director Jordan Vogt-Roberts attached to direct.