Video game creator Hideo Kojima has popped up to briefly shed light on his role in adapting Death Stranding for the screen.
Kojima Productions revealed late last year that its first project will be a film adaptation of Death Stranding, the haunting supernatural adventure game that features The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus, not to mention Mads Mikkelsen and an onscreen performance from Guillermo del Toro.
Kojima is an iconic auteur in the video game world and is co-producing the film alongside Hammerstone Studios, the production company behind Barbarian. Kojima himself was the one to unveil the project in December although little else was revealed at the time.
Despite being fast-tracked at the time of its reveal, the project still doesn’t have a director but Kojima has popped up on Twitter to clarify his involvement in the project, stating:
“I am deeply involved in producing, supervising, plotting, look, design & content of the film adaptation of Death Stranding, just not in charge of directing.”
We know that the film will be taking place in the same universe as the game, although it’s as yet unknown whether any of the actors who lent their talents to the game will reprise their roles. We do know that Kojima is also working on another video game in the Death Stranding world so it will be very interesting to see how all of this ultimately connects. Hammerstone Studios is on a bit of flyer itself at the moment following the success of last year’s Barbarian, so we’ll continue to watch keenly to see how this all unfolds.
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