We know that a Metal Gear Solid movie is in the works with Oscar Isaac, and though we haven’t gotten any updates on that project, we do have news on another new Hideo Kojima adaptation.
Following a thread of big A24 reveals this week, celebrity game director Kojima himself has revealed that A24—arguably the Marvel Studios of cinephiles—is teaming up with Kojima Productions to make a Death Stranding movie. Here’s the official post:
A24 and DEATH STRANDING will be made into a live-action movie🎬📷
“A24 was born into this world about 10 years ago, their presence is singular within the industry, they are like no other. The films they are delivering to the world are high in quality and very innovative. I… pic.twitter.com/4CiO8F1HUF
— HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) December 14, 2023
Since Kojima himself is known for breaking the mold when it comes to video games, he does iterate that this movie from A24 will be different from other video game adaptations in that it will not only be a treat for fans who like the game, but for people who generally enjoy films.
Here’s the official description for the game:
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.
What is the mystery of the Death Stranding? What will Sam discover on the road ahead? An unprecedented gameplay experience holds these answers and more.
It’s also worth noting that the game has managed to gather a star-studded cast that includes Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, and Lea Seydoux. There’s even a character that resembles director Guillermo del Toro.
Admittedly, the story of Death Stranding is kind of a puzzle to wrap your head around, but that’s exactly what makes it the perfect project fit for A24’s wheelhouse.
No release date has been revealed for the Death Stranding movie, but with the announcement now, I wouldn’t be surprised if they released the film late 2025.