Hideo Kojima Has John Carpenter's Blessing

From the eye patch to his name itself, Metal Gear's "Snake" has a lot in common with that other Snake: Snake Plissken, star of 1981 film Escape From New York. But what does that film's creator, John Carpenter, think?

He's cool with the homage, telling CVG that Kojima even sent him a letter asking for his "blessing".

"[Hideo Kojima]has written me and asked me for my blessing on the game and I wrote him back [to say]how about it?", the director of movies like The Thing told the gaming website. "He's a very nice man."

Carpenter is currently lending a helping hand on FEAR 3, but since FEAR causes me to break out into wild fits of indifference, I'd instead like to close this post out with Carpenter's greatest work: the fight scene from They Live.

Hideo Kojima gets thumbs up from John Carpenter [CVG]


    I love how late this is.

    He better ask James Cameron and Michael Biehn while he is at it :)


      I also love how he neglected to list the Escape from New York/L.A. films in his list of 15 movies that influenced Metal Gear Solid (http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/01/rent_15_movies_that_influenced_metal_gear_solid/).

      He also claims that the 007 series is the biggest influence on the series. Anyone who has watched Escape from New York knows this is utter crap.

      While I am very fond of Kojima's games, and writing to John Carpenter was a nice touch, I think it's about time he give proper credit where credit is due.

    Fast forward to 4.57 of the video


    I'm a big Carpenter fan and always wondered whether the game rendition of The Thing (on PS2 as I recall) was that good, or particularly faithful to the film. Does anyone have an educated opinion on this one?

      I'm a huge Carpenter fan also. I grabbed this a few years ago, and it really is pretty rubbish. There's a really great (and accurate) review here:


    Awwwwwwwwww Yeaaaaahhhhhh, that fight scene is a classic, I love the entire movie!

    How about someone makes a Escape From New York game?

    His adventure starts with a crash landing of a glider on a skyskraper and he has to re-do wiring to get the lift down a few levels to a gun-fight.

    Thats two mini-games in a shooter straight up!
    The game is already written.

    That's pretty cool they asked Carpenter's permission like that.

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