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. 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. But we sure hope that when the Death Stranding live-action movie lands, it will reunite the all-star cast from the video game.
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.
We guess we will have to stay tuned. For now, the plot of the Death Stranding movie is under wraps. But Deadline reports it will “introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe.”
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. Kojima has partnered with Hammerstone Studios and Alex Lebovici, executive producer of Barbarian, on the Death Stranding movie. Lebovici notes “Unlike other big budget tentpole video game adaptations, this will be something far more intimate and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation could be when you have creative and artistic freedom.”
Sounds exciting to us.