He doesn't like James Cameron's Avatar, and has been writing to Sony about it with a view to trying to get it on the PS3 in the future - so James keeps calling him. "It's pretty simple," he says, and he's going to draw a cartoon on a page of notepaper, explaining the basic principle. It's basically about saving money. He's always wanted to make a movie, he says, and use half the money to make a horror movie in which the monster comes after you. The last movie he worked on was Lava, and his first solo movie is painting over to them. "Basically, I figured it was time to move away from that to invest in other things. It's very clear to me that the future of Hollywood lies in other areas, and it's my jobs to make sure that Sony remains at the forefront of the industry."
Hope's been playing with his new laptop, and he's been using InstantOn, he says. It only takes ten minutes to start downloading, he says, and you can now download anything, from SD movies to World of Warcraft, to something called Kazaa Lite. But you need a free hour to download it. He says when you're almost done, you flip the laptop over, so you don't have to watch it the whole time. He's very positive about the PS2, he says. "They're going to launch it with about five games," he says, but they could also stick with and port PSP1 and PSP2 games, and stick with PS2 games as well, and keep adding games. The PSP runs about 70 games, he says, but PSP2 runs about 120. They have to add 50 games to the PlayStation 2, he says. He'll always stay with Sony because he can see that striving to be the top is the way to go, he says. "It's a global phenomenon," he says, "and we're the ones who can steer this." d2c66b5586