One of the more interesting video game releases of the last few years has to be Death Stranding, the latest game from Hideo Kojima. Well, the cinematic nature of the game was not lost on Hollywood, since news has come out that Kojima’s passion project is being developed as a film.
According to Deadline, a Death Stranding movie is happening, from Barbarian executive producer Alex Lebovici and Kojima, through the former’s Hammerstone Studios. No word on filmmakers or cast yet, but the game itself had an A-list cast, including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro, and Margaret Qualley.
These are some of the details from the story:
The game challenges players to reconnect a fractured society after the cataclysmic ‘Death Stranding’ event, which 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 Reedus’ Sam Bridges as he embarks on a mission to deliver hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America.
The plot for the project, marking Kojima Productions’ first-ever feature adaptation, is being kept under wraps. But we hear that it will introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe. It’s not yet clear who will write and direct the pic, though we understand it’s now on the fast track, with development underway.