Seems like the internet is once again up to mischief, this time it revolves around “There will be blood” director, Paul Thomas Anderson.
Kotaku recently spoke with Aki Saito — the fellow handling movie negotiations. When quizzed about Kojima’s involvement with the movie, he responded:
Hollywood has great respect for Mr. Kojima. They want to meet with him. Kojima will be acting as a producer, but we don’t know how involved he’ll be as a producer. Often Hollywood adaptations have the original game creator involved at the beginning, but somewhere along the line they fall out of view. This is why it’s very important for us to carefully pick the studio for this project.
Before adding that Paul Thomas Anderson was an interested director. This circulated the world wide web like some electronically fuelled wildfire. There was some speculation that the much less auspicious Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien Vs. Predator) had been mistaken for someone with talent. Luckily Collider stepped in to clarify:
I’ve emailed [movie] producer Mike De Luca and he said the rumor about Paul Thomas Anderson is “completely false and ridiculous.”
So that’s that.