The fans of Death Stranding not only rejoiced in the last The Game Awards 2022 by the announcement of part 2 of the game created by Hideo Kojima, but also brought to light Kojima Productions’ partnership with Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios to develop and produce a film adaptation of the hit video game.
The plot of the project, which marks Kojima Productions’ first film adaptation, is being kept under wraps. But according to Deadline will introduce new elements and characters within the universe from Death Stranding. It is not yet clear who will write and direct the film.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” Kojima said. “This is a pivotal moment for the franchise and I’m looking forward to collaborating with them to bring Death Stranding to the big screen.”
“We are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to partner with the brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima in his first film adaptation,” added Lebovici. “Unlike other big-budget video game adaptations, this is going to be something much more intimate and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation could be when you have creative and artistic freedom. This film will be a genuine “Hideo Kojima” production.
Connecting with over 10 million worldwide since its 2019 launch on PlayStation 4, Death Stranding features an all-star cast that includes Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro and Margaret Qualley. The game challenges players to reconnect a fractured society after the cataclysmic ‘Death Stranding’ event, which has opened a gate between the living and the dead, leading to afterlife creatures roaming the fallen world marred by a society. desolate.