In an interview with gaming magazine Edge, Hideo Kojima talked a bit about his career, and about other things he’d still like to do.
“I am turning 50 this year, and while I love game development, it’s quite a time in my life where I’d like to explore other things. I love games, but I don’t necessarily like the management of the business aspect of working for a company. There are many things I’d like to do – for example maybe take a year off and write a novel. I’ve also gotten offers to work on various movies, and to make movies, so those are things that I’d love to explore at some point in my life.”
Kojima also talked about the Metal Gear Solid movie that is in the works right now. He explained he doesn’t want to choose a director who has too much of a background making movies.
“I want to find someone who’s fresh and new, and have someone who can really grow into this movie as their first role. I’m working with the producer of this project, Avi Arad, and he’s come to me with various offers, saying that there are a lot of Hollywood actors who want to be Snake in the movie.
But, that said, I’m reluctant to find somebody who’s a big name action hero because I want to find somebody who can grow with Snake in the movie, not somebody who has an established image before coming to the project. We want somebody to come in who can grow along with Snake as a fellow human being.”