Brief behind-the-scenes footage of Mads Mikkelsen in Death Stranding

During the latest episode of HideoTube, Kojima showed some new behind the scenes material of Mads Mikkelsen getting his appearance digitized and of the performance capture.

“I’ve done scannings before, for Doctor Strange, and the big films that will use 3D.” Mads said. “But obviously not on this scale.”

“Mads did some things that were different from what I instructed.” Kojima said. “And I was thinking of fixing them, but then I checked through the frame and they look really good, so they went through.” “That’s always the thing.” Mads added. “We will have to do what the director tells us, but sometimes we also do something else. And then we can work together and create something completely different. Two imaginations are not always a better thing, but sometimes it is.” However, he does feel that Kojima should have the final say. “You are the boss.”

Kojima intends to make use of Mads’ physical abilities. “I want to focus on his movements.” Kojima explained. “Superhuman movements.” He added jokingly he’d like to capture him doing ballet and cooking as well. Furthermore, the chemistry between Norman and Mads is something people should look forward to, according to Kojima.

Kojima also mentioned that Mads was always early for meetings and other appointments. “He is by himself, smoking a cigarette while waiting.” Kojima said. “He looks so cool and I’m just watching him, and then like 5 minutes have gone by…”

They will work with Mads many more times during development, as they’ve just gotten started.

At the end of the episode, Kojima once again urged people to apply for a job at Kojima Productions, saying that they can now do the job interviews in their studio as construction is finally complete. “We didn’t have a place for interviews before, so we would hold them at a local coffee shop.”

You can watch the entire episode of HideoTube below, or by following the link in the source section.

Source: HideoTube 6

  • So he is still hiring people. The hiring process is not over (well it’s always not over in these studios).
    Guys, check the last 28 seconds. There is a small sample from DS Ost by Ludvig Forsell. It is slower and it’s awesome.

    • Gatsu

      Thanks, I will take a look of those seconds :D.

    • Gatsu

      Holy crap, it’s awesome indeed O_O…

    • Gatsu

      XD

  • Gatsu

    Wow this was amaaaazing to read and that gif of the motion cap is so cool.
    Can’t wait to check the full vid later 😀 <3.

    "Furthermore, the chemistry between Norman and Mads is something people should look forward to, according to Kojima."
    Omgz yeah I'm looking forward to it so much <3.

    • Gatsu

      ;D haha I love this.

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Woah, HOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAA!

    • Batzi

      Now I want my hallway entrance to look like that! wtf this is so awesome! It looks like it’s from a sci-fi movie!

  • Gatsu

    Mads-saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan

  • Gatsu

    I have a mancrush on Mads Mikkel-san ;3.

  • It’s so GOOD! It’s much better than in DS trailer. Ludvig you genius… I need this. I need high quality full track.

    • Gatsu

      Aww yeh, thanks :D. I could listen this forever.

    • Venom_Sina

      It reminds me of Deus Ex and Michael Mccan’s style of creating music.

    • Lex Radu

      Sounds like “Stranger Things”

      • Yeah and a bit like Metroid Prime.

        • Lex Radu

          Yeah, and that, but mostly like a mis between Interstelar, TPP…which is Stranger Things…and Death Stranding!

    • Batzi

      I really hope someone manages to take this and merges it with the one featured in the PSX version! This must be the main theme! It should be!

  • Gatsu

    Damn this is so awesome omg.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      The last track is definitely just a song picked by IGN and not a part of the OST.Epic af!

      • Gatsu

        Yeah it didn’t fit imo. But the first half is epic.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

      The music is so good that the sound quality doesn’t effect my enjoyment of it as much as it should.

  • Full Options
    • Full Options

      When Norman in turn will come to visit this corridor and if he is still naked, I may feel like Déjà Vu… xD

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/oe2ZW4boNqE/maxresdefault.jpg

      • By the way, Kojima also mentioned that he wants more statues in the hallway, from the other characters (Mads, Norman). So maybe they can place a giant naked Norman in there.

    • Gatsu

      Yeah it’s awesome <3.

  • Venom_Sina

    Yong spotted something:

    When I saw this, I was like… You see, Stefanie is a great person. This has nothing to do with her personality. Sorry for saying this, but she’s a terrible actress. We all saw what happened in MGSV and…
    I highly hope that this turns out to be false. We don’t need another Quiet that shoves boobs all over our faces.

    Kojima, please be serious this time…

    • Full Options

      She’s a model first, but she clearly showed real motivation.. I am sure she has a great learning curve…
      xD Aside her awesome curves.. xD

    • Gatsu

      I hope they use a new actors we haven’t seen/heard.

      • There should be new chars for sure. (We have Norman – Player, Mads and a character bearing the likeness of Guillermo Del Toro) But it’s too early to talk about that even for Kojima.

        My one complain about MGSV was that while it was an open world game, there were not enough characters that can support that huge world. Of course, if you rush the game for 15 hours, it would be fine… But if you play the game for 40-100 hours, it’s a problem. MGS1 had a lot of characters for a 5-10 hour game.

        I hope that it won’t be just MadsVSNorman 24/7 in the game. Fangirls of these characters would like that, but I’m a gamer and Kojima fan. Kojima is famous for a lot of characters in his games that has deep story and amazing motivations of them. I want a good lore out of the new universe, not NormanVsMads fanboy wrestling match.

        • Gatsu

          Yeah I too hope it wont be Mads vs Norman 24/7 xD.

    • Just because she will be in Kojima’s new game, does not mean that she will shove boobs all over our faces. We don’t know if she is confirmed or not. We don’t know much about anything at this point.

      But I know this. She was a pivotal role to MGSV success in terms of technology. She was the first lady (and prolly the first person) that was 3D scanned there. She is not an actress first of all, but a model and like it or not, she is a very popular female character right now. Cosplayers like her too.

      And as a character, she was a great Venom Snake partner. It reminded me of Mad Max: Fury Road partnership between Max and Furiosa. They don’t speak much, but they sure can kill stuff around them. She was also very cool as a AI partner in the game.

      So yeah, if she will be in the game, I have no problem with that.

      • Full Options

        They are fully riding all this, if she’s in, they’ll perfectly drive her.. Or she’ll perhaps make the difference herself.. We’ll see the result fast in all case.

      • radun

        She was much more than that though. Quiet is “the” most important character in V, as what she actually represents, is that part of Venom that would have been able to break free from the endless cycle of war.

        Quiet is not put in the game just for the tits, she is the embodiment of the story’s themes of language/communication and revenge, and every aspect of her character is meant to convey this in subtle and sometimes quite disturbing ways.

        Kojima’s way of thinking is very unique, i have no doubt in my mind that DS will be in many ways quite controversial.

    • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

      Yeah. I share that sentiment to a degree. While I think she does possess some kind of acting ability, I really didn’t like her implementation in MGSV, in fact I found her to be one of the most confusing aspects of the game. I just couldn’t understand just… Why?

      I dunno what happened, I just think it was somewhat intentional, maybe? But I do severely doubt he’d make another character like Quiet, the fact that he’s no longer bound by the dreaded sequel baggage all prequels suffer from I feel he’ll be more free to create different and more interesting characters.

      • Full Options

        I am sure what he had for Quiet was rock-solid.. But the hurricane they experienced in between may have put her on the collateral damage part.. However, nobody can tell.. But some can have clues… xD

    • Jav

      They should use her face but another woman to do the talking.

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        Like for Del Toro?
        That’d be a bit pointless imo

  • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet
    • Aliens……. Whale Fetus… Kojima….

      • Full Options

        Yoji-egg… 😀

  • Mr.Pony

    [way way off-topic]

    Kojima’s a big fan of Bowie’s work, and i’ve been working on a little project about bowie. It’s basically an adaptation of Bowie’s Space oddity into a comic book. I thought you guys would like to see it too 🙂

    You can see the full thing here:
    https://www.facebook.com/TiagoFariaDesign/photos/pcb.1394909117206732/1394908917206752/?type=3&theater

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Space oddity was supposed to replace way to fall I think
      So not that off Topic considering it has some kind of relation to MG.It’s space oddity not Heroes

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

    Anyone notice the creepy AF floating head in the latest HideoTube ep?

    http://i.imgur.com/JGu8UBJ.png

    Then it cuts, and when it cuts back to the same shot…

    http://i.imgur.com/gndAKIO.png

    You can see it bob up and down a bit in the actual footage. Full screen it and run it at 0.25 speed, it’s definitely moving.

    https://youtu.be/0otXs1LGcp4?t=739

    Frigging weird…

    • Full Options

      Yeah, LeGuy spotted / reported it few hours ago..
      Your explication could definitely fit, I feel it as well like some kind of reflected thing..

    • I think the simple explanation that this is a T-shirt from someone that has a reflection there. Keep in mind that there are people behind cameras… so…

      Why everything strange need to happen with Kojima…

      • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

        Yeah. I noticed soon afterwards it is probably just the reflection of a guy with a stripped shirt.

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Yep
      I even posted it

      • Full Options

        I even posted you posted it…
        :DD

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      Definitely a reflection mate.I mean it looks like someone put oil paint on diarrhea

  • Lex Radu

    Acting in Video Games will never be as expressive as in Live Acti…
    http://www.metalgearinformer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Mads-Performance-Capture.gif

    • Full Options

      Although seems like the very goal of Kojima is to make that happen…

      • Lex Radu

        That’s what i was saying, it is as expressive!

        • Full Options

          Ha Sry, I see, you were sarcastic, hehe… Now I understand why your sentence was not finished… ;D

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2KojiBoi

    Leaked final boss of Death Stranding:

    http://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/agL3QZW_700b.jpg

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      Crab Battle!

      • Full Options

        *Skiing Crab Battle

      • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

        You need to hit its weak point for massive damage 😉
        Got the reference?
        Sony always were obsessed with crabs,weren’t they?

    • Tom Brearley-Smith

      But can you defeat it with grenades on a cold, snowy night in Alaska?

      • Full Options

        You asked to JJ or me ? Wonderin coz of “snowy” and “Alaska”…
        In all cases, I could try, but not without thermals…

    • Gatsu

      XD epic boss

    • LeGuyWhoDownedQuiet

      So that’s it huh? So we’re some kind of crab boss battle game squad

      • Full Options

        We are the Diamond Crabs

  • Full Options
  • Gatsu

    That Nioh to PC petition lol, I mean would be nice if many of my friends on PC get to play it. But people could just buy a PS4 if want to play the exclusives. PS4 in here isn’t very expensive anymore.

    Feels like so many games getting these petitions these days and do they even manage to make any difference?

    • Yeah, and usually they are pretty pointless anyway. Especially since Ni-Oh is published by Sony in the west.

    • Full Options

      Since AMD/ATI are at PS4’s very core, it can indeed be frustrating for PC users.
      However, I did not really inspected this petition but eh, there is no free lunch, they should ask PCs and graphic cards manufacturers to pay the devs and Sony for such port.
      Otherwise it would be like asking Sony to target for free XBoxes or Switches as well then.. xD

    • Lex Radu

      That’s because Team Ninja made PC Games, and they are good at it!

    • MrVux007

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