Among the most recognized video game developers, Hideo Kojima is undoubtedly the most cinephile, or at least, the one who has winked the most to the world of cinema (70% of my body is made of movies, he says). Its star saga, Metal Gear Solid, has already surprised by its approach to the forms (also the clichés) of spy movies, although with a very personal touch. Well known is also his relationship with Guillermo del Toro (with whom he worked in the unfortunate Silent Hills ).
Another of Kojima’s super friends is Nicolas Winding Refn, a Danish director known for Drive (2011) or The Neon Demon (2016). In fact, Winding Refn himself is featured in Death Stranding, Kojima’s latest game, while Kojima makes a cameo appearance in Refn’s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young.