Kiefer Sutherland on MGSV: “This is How They’ll Make Movies Soon”

Movies are the older entertainment medium and yet, film techniques will benefit from game technology.

Movies versus video games. It’s a hot topic of debate these days, and it’s interesting to hear an accomplished actor talk about gaming as being ahead of the curve.

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24 actor Kiefer Sutherland is the new Snake for the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V. Long-time fans of the franchise were sad to see the original Snake voice, David Hayter, disappear. However, Sutherland seems like the right man for the job, and he’s awfully impressed with the process thus far.

In speaking to IGN, Sutherland said the technology is “unbelievable.”

“You know, I’ve got, like, 50 metal dots on my face, 50 cameras recording my every facial movement. The process and the technology and what I have to go through just to do a line, and what the engineers and technicians have to do, it’s unbelievable.”

Sutherland cited one particularly amazing scene in which he could see his character’s ears move, and could even detect a pulse based on how Snake’s throat moved. Here’s the best part, though: The actor added that in fact, this is how films are going to be made in the near future. That’s high praise, wouldn’t you say?

“This is how they’re going to make movies soon. They’re halfway there now, you know, but they’re going to make films like this. This is not far off.”

For years, Hollywood has sort of considered gaming a second-rate form of entertainment. Yeah, well, times are changing, aren’t they?

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