Deadline reports that Hideo Kojima is teaming up with Hammerstone Film Studios to develop and produce a film adaptation of Kojima’s Death Stranding. The film will be fully financed by Hammerstone, with Kojima serving as producer and Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar serving as executive producers. Alex Lebovici, the executive producer of the hit horror movie Barbaricwill also serve as producer for the Death Stranding movie alongside Kojima.
Deadline says the adaptation will introduce new elements and characters to the Death Stranding universe. The original game features an all-star celebrity cast playing the characters, including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro, and Margaret Qualley. It’s unclear at the time of this writing if any of the game’s cast will return for the film adaptation or if the film will focus exclusively on a new set of characters in the world of Death Stranding. Whatever new characters are introduced in the film will likely be played by one of Kojima’s famous friends. Everything else about the film’s plot is kept secret.
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Kojima expressed his excitement about working with Hammerstone Studios and producing his first major adaptation of one of his Kojima Production games. It’s been well documented that Kojima is a big fan of movies, with several of his games taking direct inspiration from the big movies. Hammerstone Studios is a small production company located in Los Angeles. Outraged Barbaricwhich grossed $45 million worldwide on a budget of $5 million, the studio also produced the Bill and Ted face the music in 2020.
Death Stranding is an action and exploration game set in the desolate United States. You play as a courier who delivers supplies to isolated colonies, and the main goal of the game is to reconnect the colonies. Death Stranding 2 was announced last week during The Game Awards. Reedus and Seydoux are back for the sequel.