Kojima Productions has announced that they are partnering with Alex Lebovici’s Hammerstone Studios to produce a film adaptation of Death Stranding.
Revealed via Deadline, the film is set to be financed by Hammerstone and will be produced by Hideo Kojima and Alex Lebovici. Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar will serve as executive producers. The plot of the upcoming film is unknown but, according to Deadline, will feature new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe.
"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’m really looking forward to collaborating with them in bringing DEATH STRANDING to the big screen.”
Kojima announced a sequel to the Death Stranding game at The Game Awards 2022, with the working title Death Stranding 2. The sequel sees Léa Seydoux and Norman Reedus return to the series, joined by Elle Fanning, Shioli Kutsuna, and Troy Baker. The sequel will be developed by Kojima Productions, which recently celebrated its 7th anniversary.
Lebovici’s production company Hammerstone Studios finances, develops and produces independent films, including 20th Century Studios horror Barbarian, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.