These Films Influenced Kojima And The Metal Gear Solid Series

By Spencer . January 20, 2009 . 2:40am

metalgear Media superstore Tsutaya is running a Metal Gear Solid tie-in promotion, but they aren’t pushing PlayStation 3 games. Tsutaya is shilling movies. Hideo Kojima’s 15 favorite movies are on display at select retailers and a product page has tidbits about how they affected the Metal Gear Solid series.

 

Did you know Kojima got Snake and Otocon’s real names, David and Hal, from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey? Now you do! The Octocamo, a key component of Metal Gear Solid 3 and 4, was inspired from Predator. And be sure to thank The Guns of Navarone for Metal Gear. Alistair MacLean’s tale set the stage for Metal Gear’s “sneaking mission” game concept.

 

Here are the fifteen movies that Kojima fancies:

 

The Guns of Navarone
The Great Escape
Goldfinger
2001: A Space Odyssey
Planet of the Apes (original work)
The Deer Hunter
Dawn of the Dead
Full Metal Jacket
Predator
Die Hard
Heat
Black Hawk Down
Children of Men
Bourne Series
007 Casino Royale

 

Images courtesy of Tsutaya / Konami.


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  • QBasic

    Um…now wait a minute. Didn’t he forget Escape from New York? …I mean…the whole Pliskin Plissken thing…

  • 108

    I’m surprised to see Romero’s Dawn of the Dead influenced Kojima, as I haven’t noticed it in any of his games. Good movie, regardless.

  • EX_Zephyr

    Yeah, Metal Gear Solid 3′s codec discussions makes the influences of these movies clear as day. Escape From New York should be on this list, though. :/

  • http://twitter.com/matty_125 matty

    I wish Kojima would make a zombie game!
    Just imagine it!

  • Icon

    I guess Escape from New York is too much of a giveaway? That’s a poor slight by Kojima. I can see the Die Hard influence: one man, a fleet of bad guys with a few charismatic characters. The traveling through the vents. The cigarettes.

    Also, I remember the movie having random pictures of sexy women hanging on the walls. Sound familiar?

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