Death Stranding 2 (working title) was revealed only recently. Now, gaming auteur Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions, has announced yet more Death Stranding is coming. The production of a Death Stranding movie, to be exact. Partnering with Barbarian executive producer Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios, the Death Stranding movie is already in development.
The plot for the project, which marks the first ever feature adaptation for Kojima Productions, is being kept under wraps. However, it has been revealed that it will introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe. It is on the fast track with development underway.
Kojima, under his Kojima Productions banner, and Lebovici, under his Hammerstone Studios banner, will develop and produce. Hammerstone is also fully financing. Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar will executive produce.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” said Hideo 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.”
“We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” said Lebovici. “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 Franchise
The Death Stranding franchise has connected with over 10 million ‘porters’ worldwide since its original launch on PlayStation 4 in 2019. Featuring an all-star cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro and Margaret Qualley, Death Stranding challenges players to reconnect a fractured society after the cataclysmic ‘Death Stranding’ event. This has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society. Carrying the disconnected remnants of humanity’s future in his hands, players embody “Sam Bridges” as he embarks on a mission to deliver hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America.
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