Kojima Productions has announced they’ve teamed up with A24, the boutique film production studio behind iconic films like Midsommar and The Lighthouse, to produce a Death Stranding live-action film.
The new Death Stranding live-action film will finally realize studio founder and game director Hideo Kojima’s long-desired vision of making movies, though he built his career making video games.
Details are scant but the Death Stranding live-action film will follow the mysteries surrounding the apocalyptic event called the “Death Stranding”, a singular event that blurred the lines between life and death – bringing nightmarish creatures into a dying world.
“A24 was born into this world about 10 years ago, their presence is singular within the industry, they are like no other,” Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima said. “The films they are delivering to the world are high in quality and very innovative. I have been attracted to their creations and they have even inspired my own work. Their innovative approach to storytelling aligns with what Kojima Productions has been doing for the last 8 years. Now, we are making a Death Stranding movie together. There are a lot of “game adaptation films” out there but what we are creating is not just a direct translation of the game. The intention is that our audience will not only be fans of the games, but our film will be for anyone who loves cinema. We are creating a Death Stranding universe that has never been seen before, achievable only through the medium of film, it will be born.”
Further information wasn’t shared.
Death Stranding has been available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows (through Steam).