Cinema, series & TV: Death Stranding receives film adaptation
A feature film of the same name is being made by Kojima Productions and Hammerstone Studios for the video game Death Stranding.
The Death Stranding universe isn’t just expanding with the recent announcement of a sequel. A movie has also been announced.
Video game designer Hideo Kojima and his studio Kojima Productions have teamed up with Hammerstone Studios and executive producer Alex Lebovic (Barbarian) to bring it to life, Deadline reports.
The 2019 video game adaptation, which has been played by more than ten million players, starred Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux and Guillermo del Toro, among others.
So far, it seems unclear who will sit in the director’s chair and write the screenplay for the Death Stranding film. However, the project is said to be in the fast lane and development to have started.
Hideo Kjima said of the announcement: “I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios. This is a defining moment for the franchise and I’m really excited to be working with them to bring Death Stranding to the big screen.”
Alex Lebovic added, “We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation. Unlike other big-budget video game adaptations, this will be something much more intimate and down-to-earth. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation can be when given creative and artistic freedom. This film will be an authentic Hideo Kojima production.”
Little is known about the plot of the film. According to the deadline, there should be new elements and characters.