Reedus has struck up a strong relationship with Kojima. As well as calling the game designer a friend, the Walking Dead actor has previously signed up to work on two of Kojima’s projects; Death Stranding and Konami’s cancelled Silent Hills reboot (aka P.T.)
Speaking in a new video interview with Wired, Reedus suggests he could again partner with the Metal Gear designer for a future project.
“We did Death Stranding, which was a huge hit, and we’re in talks to do other stuff,” he said.
Later in the video Reedus added that he’s “talking to Hideo about maybe doing some Death Stranding stuff,” which could suggest the pair are discussing working on a new instalment or DLC.
Following Death Stranding’s release in November 2019, Kojima expressed a desire to work with Norman Reedus again, perhaps in a sequel to the PS4 open-world game, but said that if he did create a follow-up he “would start from zero.”
Earlier this year Kojima was quoted as stating that he’d like to try his hand at making smaller games, such as episodic and digital-only titles, while working on the studio’s next major release.
Kojima and long-time collaborator Yoji Shinkawa, who is best known for his character and mecha design work on the Metal Gear franchise, have also reportedly expressed an interest in making manga and even a movie.
Kojima has been hinting that one of his next projects could be horror related.
Announced in 2014, Silent Hills was to be directed by Kojima and Guillermo del Toro, with Norman Reedus in the starring role. The project was cancelled by publisher Konami following the release of a playable teaser called P.T.
The Metal Gear Solid creator subsequently left Konami and the publisher disbanded Kojima Productions, but Kojima later reformed the studio as an independent company.
Both Reedus and Del Toro went on to star in Kojima’s next title, Death Stranding.
VGC analysis revealed that of some 120 core developers who worked on the game at Kojima Productions, more than half also worked on Kojima’s final Konami title, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.