Kojima Productions and Hammerstone Studios have partnered to create a film adaptation of Hideo Kojima’s 2019 video game “Death Stranding.”
As Kojima Productions’ first feature film, the adaptation is expected to introduce the elements and characters of the beloved video game.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” game designer and “Death Stranding” creator Hideo Kojima shared, according to Variety. “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.”
“We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” Alex Lebovici of Hammerstone Studios said. “Unlike other big budget tentpole video game adaptations, this will be something far 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 an authentic ‘Hideo Kojima’ production.”
“Death Stranding” is a 2019 action game developed by Hideo Kojima and Kojima Productions with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. Set in the United States after an apocalyptic event fractured the separation between the living and the dead and introduced violent creatures to the Earth, courier Sam Porter (Norman Reedus) must deliver supplies to colonies in an effort to reconnect them through wireless communication. Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Troy Baker, Guillermo del Toro and more also make notable appearances throughout the game.
With nine nominations, “Death Stranding” won Best Game Direction, Best Score/Music and Best performance for Mikkelsen at the 2019 Game Awards.
In addition to the “Death Stranding” film adaptation, fans can also look forward to the game’s recently announced sequel, “Death Stranding 2.”
Kojima revealed the big news at this year’s Game Awards, making sure to give fans a sneak peek with a four-minute teaser.