Hannibal and Doctor Strange actor Mads Mikkelsen is in Hideo Kojima’s bizarre new game, Death Stranding. Now, the actor has spoken a bit more on starring in a video game for the first time ever.
Mads Mikkelsen On HideoTube
Mikkelsen shared that he is ecstatic about working with a veteran game developer like Kojima for Death Stranding. He is positive that he’ll deliver a great product in the end. He discussed this and more in the newest episode of Kojima’s HideoTube series.
Mikkelsen even dives into some of the more challenging aspects of development. He comments on the reality that he’s showcasing his performance in a vacuum, especially without the context he would have on a film set. However, he trusts the development team to fill in the gaps.
“Everything is created by you guys,” Mikkelsen said to Kojima in the latest HideoTube episode, calling out the development team. “We [the actors] are there as a base, but everything else will be created. So obviously we have to trust you a lot because we have no idea what it’s going to be–we can only imagine it. We only have our imaginations to work with. No sets. No nothing.”
Mikkelsen also discussed his first impression of the Kojima Productions studio, which Kojima recently shared pictures of. He gushed that the studio is amazing. Everybody is serious about being creative. He said that it’s a very tough process to make a game like this. However, he can see that the team is very creative. It seems that the actor is taking his time to lend a great performance. He frequently flies to Japan for a few days of capture work for the game.
Other Actors Working With Mikkelsen
Mikkelsen also shared his first impressions of Kojima and spoke a little about how the developer is similar in his artistry to Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. These are just a few of the topics that were discussed. Check out the full video below.
The actor has been shown across early coverage of Death Stranding just as much as that of Norman Reedus, who will portray the game’s protagonist. Mikkelsen will play the villain, and the amount of time he’s spending with the Kojima shows that fans will see a lot of him in the finished game.
The game has no confirmed release date, though a 2018 release is rumored. Kojima Productions is working with game giant Sony for Death Stranding to be a console exclusive on PS4, though it may also be developed for PC.