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.
As reported by Deadline, the film is being financed entirely by Hammerstone Studios, with Kojima and Lebovici acting as producers on the project. Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar will serve as executive producers.
No further official details have been released about the Death Stranding movie, but Deadline has said that “will introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe.It’s also not known who will direct and write the film, but Deadline understands that it is “now on the fast track, with development underway.”
In 2021, Kojima Productions opened a division to release movies, TV, and music, and it looks like their plan is starting to take shape.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” says Kojima. “This is a pivotal moment for the franchise and I look forward to working with them to bring DEATH STRANDING to the big screen.”
“We are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to partner with the brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima in his first film adaptation,” added Lebovici. “Unlike other big-budget video game adaptations, this will be something much more intimate and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation can be when you have creative and artistic freedom. This film will be a true production” Hideo Kojima””.
This news follows the reveal at The Game Awards 2022 that Death Stranding 2 was in development. We were given an extensive look at the new game, which saw Léa Seydoux’s Fragile being hunted by an unknown threat, Norman Reedus’s older Sam Bridges, babies, guitars, and lots of weird stuff (as usual).