The first strand-type film was just announced.
Screenshot of Norman Reedus as Sam Bridges from Death Stranding

Death Stranding 2 was just announced earlier this month at The Game Awards. Now, a film based on Death Stranding has just been announced. The film will be based off of the games of the same name but will "introduce new elements and characters within the Death Stranding universe."

Hideo Kojima's Kojima Productions is partnering with Hammerstone Studios to create the Death Stranding movie. Deadline reports that the film is being fully financed by Hammerstone Studios while Hideo Kojima and Alex Lebovici of Hammerstone Studios will serve as producers on the project. Kojima Productions US and Allan Ungar will be executive producers.

“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.”

“We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” added Lebovici. “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. This film will be an authentic “Hideo Kojima” production.”​
The first game was full of notable faces and actors. The main character, Sam Porter Bridges, was portrayed by Norman Reedus. Other actors in the first game include Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Troy Baker, Tommie Earl Jenkins, Lindsay Wagner, Guillermo del Toro (likeness only), and Margaret Qualley. The sequel will at least include Norman Reedus, Léa Seydoux, and Troy Baker again with Elle Fanning and Shioli Kutsuna also joining the cast.

As this project was just announced there are no further details to share. It will be very interesting to see who ends up being cast in the Death Stranding film. Do you think they try for the same actors as the game, or will they go for an all-new cast?

About Death Stranding

In the future, a mysterious event known as the Death Stranding has opened a doorway between the living and the dead, leading to grotesque creatures from the afterlife roaming the fallen world marred by a desolate society.

As Sam Bridges, your mission is to deliver hope to humanity by connecting the last survivors of a decimated America.

Can you reunite the shattered world, one step at a time?​