Kojima Productions recently unveiled Death Stranding 2 – a sequel to the 2019 game. Now the Japanese company is announcing that even more Death Stranding is on the way, in the form of a movie.
As Deadline writes, the film is being produced in collaboration between Kojima Productions and the production company Hammerstone Studios. The latter recently helped make the horror film Barbarian, which received a lot of good criticism.
It is currently unclear whether the actors will be the same as in the games, with, among others, Norman Kwengen in the lead role. Which story the Death Stranding film will cover is also being kept secret for the time being. However, in a statement, game director Hideo Kojima says that he considers the film very important to the Death Stranding series.
- “I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” said Kojima. “This is a pivotal moment for the franchise and I’m really looking forward to collaborating with them in bringing ‘Death Stranding’ to the big screen.”
Hammerstone boss Alex Lebovici added that the film won’t be quite like other big-budget game adaptations. Instead, this becomes more “intimate and down-to-earth”, and the aim is ambitious enough to “redefine what a game-based film can be when you have creative and artistic freedom”.