DEATH STRANDING Live-Action Movie In the Works at A24 and Kojima Productions

That’s right, the world’s most confusing game will soon arrive on the big screen. Famous for its winding, multi-layered, sometimes confusing, but definitely genius gameplay, Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding turned a lot of heads when it arrived on consoles. And now, it’s setting out to turn even more because Death Stranding will soon get a live-action movie adaptation. The Death Stranding movie is officially in the works, coming from A24 and Kojima Productions. How one movie will manage to bring together all of Death Stranding‘s twists, turns, and nuances is a question only Hideo Kojima can answer. Although, A24 does feel like the right studio to help bring it to life. But we sure hope that when the Death Stranding live-action movie lands, it will reunite the all-star cast from the video game.

Death Stranding for PlayStation - Norman Reedus with a baby

This game’s story might not lend itself simply to a cinematic adventure. But Death Stranding‘s cast begs for a live-action outing on the big screen. Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Guillermo del Toro, Léa Seydoux, and Margaret Qualley all appear in the game. Of course, Guillermo del Toro will have to be voiced by a different actor. But maybe he can voice the baby. More seriously, we’d give a lot to see Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen together on our screens. If Kojima can get even one of the Death Stranding actors to come back from a movie, it would make for one good movie.

In a release, Hideo Kojima shared:

A24 was born into this world about 10 years ago, their presence is singular within the industry, they are like no other. 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.

Mads Mikkelsen

While we wait for more on the movie, the official Death Stranding synopsis gives us more to think about:

Sam Bridges must brave a world utterly transformed by the Death Stranding. Carrying the disconnected remnants of our future in his hands, he embarks on a journey to reconnect the shattered world one step at a time. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and humanity on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam to journey across the ravaged continent and save mankind from impending annihilation.

This marks Kojima Productions’ first-ever feature film. We feel sure whatever comes of the Death Stranding live-action movie, A24 and Hideo Kojima will deliver something unexpected.

Originally published on December 15, 2022.

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