The successful action and world exploration video game, Death Stranding from the creator and designer Hideo Kojima y Kojima Productionswill have its film adaptation in live-action format housed in the indie film company, A24.

The adaptation to the big screen will have the help of Hideo Kojima himself.

The 2019 video game is hailed as one of the most cinematic games of all time. Norman Reedus played Sam Porter, a man navigating a world torn apart by a cataclysm. He also featured other stars such as Guillermo del Toro, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Margaret Qualley.

Death Stranding debuted in 2019 and sold 16 million copies for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.

The news is announced at the end of a year that has been wonderful for video game adaptations on the big and small screen, such is the case of The Super Mario Bros. Moviey The Last of Us.

At the moment it has not been announced who will make up the cast, nor creative members of the feature film.

In an official statement, A24 commented on the recently announced adaptation (via official site):

The film promises to delve into the mysteries surrounding the apocalyptic event called 'Death Stranding', which blurred the lines between life and death and brought nightmarish creatures to a world on the brink of collapse.“.

Kojima accompanied the statements with his own statement to the media (via official site):

“A24 was born in this world about 10 years ago, their presence is unique within the industry, they are not like any other. The films they are delivering to the world are of high 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 past 8 years. Now we are doing a Death Stranding movie together. There are many “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 is not only fans of the games, but that our film is for anyone who loves cinema. We are creating a Death Stranding universe that has never been seen before, that can only be achieved through cinema, will be born”.

Official logo and images of Kojima with A24:


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