You were expecting somebody else?
Kojima Productions has revealed the identity of the movie star previously teased to appear in the studio’s newest mysterious project — Elle Fanning, of The Neon Demon and Maleficent fame, will be taking her first steps into Hideo Kojima’s strange and esoteric universe in the as-yet-unnamed release.
Admittedly, this will not come as much of a shock to anybody, as the initial teaser, which features an extreme close-up of Fanning’s head with the features in shadow, was quickly identified as the young starlet, thanks to her distinct ear shape and jawline. Kojima Productions as QR codes posted at PAX Australia were found to link to a new, uncensored version of the same headshot, with some variants replacing the phrase “Who Am I?” with a new question: “Where Am I?”
Fanning will join a list of notable Tinseltown actors who have worked with Kojima Productions on its releases. Most notably, 2019’s Death Stranding, which featured appearances from Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelson, Lea Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, and Lindsey Wagner, among others. There was also a role for film director Nicholas Winding Refn, who coincidentally directed Fanning in the aforementioned psych-horror film, The Neon Demon.
It is very likely that we will hear more about Kojima Productions’ new project and the involvement of Elle Fanning at The Game Awards, which is scheduled to take place December 8 at the Microsoft Arena in Los Angeles. I wouldn’t start the hype engines just yet, however. Given that this is yer boy Hideo that we’re talking about, there is likely to be something of a long haul ahead before the new title is even likely to be viewed in a playable state.