A Death Stranding Film Is In The Works

Kojima Productions is partnering with Hammerstone Studios to produce a film based on Death Stranding.

Per Deadline, we know Hammerstone Studios will finance the film with Hideo Kojima and Alex Lebovici serving as producers via their respective banners.

Since launching in 2019, Death Stranding has sold over 10 million copies across PC and PlayStation with a cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro and Margaret Qualley.

Set in a world where an event known as the Death Stranding invites the BTs into the world of the living. This event saw the dead cross over to our world, stranded and unable to move on. The world of the living and the world of the dead are now blurred together, and every human has their own afterlife, better known as a “Beach,” a plane of existence only those who belong can access it. Sam Bridges, played by Norman Reedus, embarks on a mission to reconnect humanity after being fractured by the cataclysmic event.

“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 collaborating with them in bringing Death Stranding to the big screen.”

“We are thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” added 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.”

Last week, Hideo Kojima appeared at The Game Awards 2022 to reveal his next project, Death Stranding 2.