Death Stranding, based on a fantastic video game from Hammerstone Studios, directed by Alex Lebovici, Barbarian, and Kojima Productions.

exclusive: hot in the wake of advertising Death Stranding 2 (w/t) At The Game Awards, game author Hideo Kojima’s Kojima Productions partnered with barbaric Hammerstone Studios from EP Alex Lebovici to develop and produce a film adaptation of the former hit video game, death strand.

The fully Hammerstone-financed film will be produced by Kojima and Lebovici via their respective banners, with Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar as executive producers.

Connecting to more than 10 million people worldwide since its launch in 2019 on PlayStation 4, death strand It features an all-star cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Lea Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro, and Margaret Qualley. The game challenges players to reconnect with a shattered society after the cataclysmic “Death Stranding” event, which opened a door between the living and the dead, leading creatures from the afterlife to roam the crumbling world scarred by a desolate society. Holding the remnants of the future of a disjointed humanity in his hands, players embody Reedus’ Sam Bridges as he embarks on a mission to bring hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a crumbling America.

The outline of the project, which marks Kojima Productions’ first feature adaptation, is being kept under wraps. But we hear that it will introduce new items and characters within death strand Universe. It’s not yet clear who will write and direct the picture, though we understand it’s now on the fast track, with development continuing.

“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” said Kojima. “This is a pivotal moment for the franchise and I am really looking forward to collaborating with them in bringing DEATH STRANDING to the big screen.”

“We are delighted and honored to have the opportunity to partner with the brilliant and creative Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” added Lipovici. Unlike other big budget video game adaptations, this will be something more intimate and static. Our goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation can be when you have creative and artistic freedom. This movie will be an original production by “Hideo Kojima.”

Kojima is a world-famous game maker, known for pushing the boundaries of the medium, who is widely considered the father of the stealth game genre. He launched his own studio, Kojima Productions, in 2015, and in 2020 he was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest honor bestowed by BAFTA on an individual for exceptional contribution to film, games or television. Kojima death strand It was launched on PC and garnered several gaming awards after its debut on PlayStation followed in September 2021. Death Stranding director cut, enhancing the game experience by offering players more action, expanding areas, and extended stories through new missions and the unique Social Strand System, enabling them to stay connected with others around the world through in-game actions. The death strand The sequel announced last week is in development for the PlayStation 5, with Kojima himself serving as writer, director, producer and designer.

Lebovici’s Los Angeles-based Hammerstone Studios finances, develops and produces independent films of all genres, having produced nearly 20 films and financed over $200 million in budgets. The producer has been quietly amassing a string of buzzy films lately, including the critically acclaimed horror flick from 20th Century Studios. barbaricstarring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long, which took in $45 million at the worldwide box office, and Bill and Ted face the musicThe third episode of the beloved series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. He recently wrapped up his production on the genre-breaking wretched fever dream Boy kills the world, which also starred Skarsgård, and which he produced alongside Sam Raimi and Roy Lee. Lebovici is currently in the job adapting a short feature The kung fury movieStarring Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Sandberg, and Yuval Adler Sympathy for the devilStarring Nicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman.

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