Kojima Productions is teaming up with LA-based Hammerstone Studios to develop a film adaptation of Death stranding. The 2019 action game already offers quite a cinematic experience with lengthy cutscenes and dramatic exposition, which is probably part of the reason why they don’t convert the story directly to film. According to Varietythe film introduces new elements and characters in the Death stranding world, so we’ll at least see something new, even if they don’t create a brand new story for the big screen.
The game takes place in an apocalyptic version of the United States where invisible creatures called “Beached Things” appeared and caused nuclear bomb-like explosions. Death stranding was a star-studded production, as Kojima chose to get well-known actors to play his characters. Norman Reedus played Sam Porter Bridges, the protagonist of the game who the player controls. The game also stars Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux and even uses director Guillermo del Toro’s likeness. It’s unclear if any of the game’s actors will also appear in the movie.
Hideo Kojima will serve as an executive producer on the film, along with Hammerstone co-founder Alex Lebovici. “We are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima for his first film adaptation,” Lebovici said in a statement. “Unlike other big budget video game adaptations, this will be something much more intimate and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation could be if you have creative and artistic freedom. authentic ‘Hideo Kojima’ production.”
This announcement comes after Kojima announced it Dead stranding 2 at The Game Awards. The upcoming sequel is just as star-studded as the first game, with Norman Reedus reprising his role, Léa Seydoux returning, and Elle Fanning playing a character who still remains a mystery.
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