Kojima Productions’ flagship title Death Stranding is confirmed to be in development for a movie, with A24 taking the helm of the production in partnership with Hideo Kojima. Confirming the live-adaptation project is Kojima Productions itself as it provided some details about the working project.
A known cinephile, Hideo Kojima created Death Stranding which was officially released in 2019, following the establishment of his studio post-Konami. Though renowned primarily for creating the “stealth genre,” particularly with the Metal Gear/Metal Gear Solid franchise, he is also popular for co-writing the series’ intricate scripts.
As someone who claims to be “70%” made of movies and “30%” of breaking the fourth wall, his works have the influences of the films he loves. Now, the famed game developer is fulfilling a dream of making a movie, at least as part of it.
Working alongside the same award-winning studio that brought the likes of Everything Everywhere All At Once, Hereditary, Uncut Gems, and more, or A24, Hideo Kojima is helping to expand on the universe he created with Death Stranding. And with that, it meant that the live-action movie of the game would not just be a “direct translation”.
Via X (formerly Twitter), Hideo Kojima said that they are “creating a Death Stranding universe that has never been seen before, achievable only through the medium of film”.
Although that statement is largely open to Kojima’s artistic interpretation and meaning, one thing is probably certain about it. It’s that the franchise could be possibly presented with a fresh perspective or otherwise provide more clarity in the answers to the universe’s open-ended questions.