Death Stranding Movie is being worked on by Kojima Productions and Barbarian’s Hammerstone Studios
Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions has partnered with Barbarian executive producer Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios to develop and produce a film based on Death Stranding.
According to the report of limit line, The film is fully funded by Hammerstone Studios and Kojima and Lebovici will act as producers on the project. Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar will serve as executive producers.
No further official details have been given for the Death Stranding movie, but Deadline says it will “introduce new elements and characters to the Death Stranding universe.” There’s also no word on who will direct and write the film, but Deadline understands the film is “currently in rapid development.”
In 2021, Kojima Productions opened a division to distribute film, TV and music, and its plan seems to be starting to take shape.
“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 working with them to bring DEATH STRANDING to the big screen.”
“We are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to collaborate with the excellent and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” added Lebovici. “Unlike other big-budget blockbuster video game adaptations, this is going to be something much more intimate and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what it means to be a video game adaptation when you have artistic and creative freedom. This movie will be the true production of “Hideo Kojima”.
This news follows the revelation at The Game Awards 2022 that a sequel to 2019’s Death Stranding is in development. We get an expanded look at the new game, which includes Léa Seydoux’s Fragile being chased by an unknown threat, Norman Reedus’ Sam Bridges in old age, and a grown child.
in our original review of Death Stranding, we said it “offers a gripping supernatural sci-fi world, but its gameplay struggles to support its weight.”
in us barbarian reviews, we said it was “one of the craziest horror movies in years from its fusion of subgenres to its all-encompassing approach to themes of inappropriate exploitation.”
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