Hideo Kojima’s ‘Death Stranding’ Getting Live-Action Film Adaptation

Death Stranding was released in 2019.

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Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is coming to the big screen.

Deadline reports that Kojima Productions and Hammerstone Studios are teaming up to develop a live-action adaptation of the hit video game Death Stranding. The movie is being financed by Hammerstone, which was founded by Barbarian helmer Alex Lebovici, who is executive producing alongside Hideo Kojima and Allan Ungar.

Developed by Kojima Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment as a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Death Stranding is set in a post-apocalyptic future and boasts an all-star cast that includes Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Margaret Qualley, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro and Nicolas Winding Refn. A director’s cut of the game is available for the PlayStation 5 and a sequel was just announced at The Game Awards.

Hideo Kojima and Alex Lebovici comment on their collaboration

“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.”

Alex Lebovici added: “We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation. 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.”

The Death Stranding movie does not yet have a writer or a director, but it said it to be on the fast-track. It’s expected to “introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe.”

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Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.