We already knew that Hideo Kojima would have a hand in the upcoming Death Stranding film adaptation, with the man himself confirming the project was in the works as a partnership with Hammerstone Studios back in December last year, but the enigmatic creator has taken to Twitter to clarify the capacity in which he’s involved. And while he’s not directing the film, it sounds as though there isn’t much of it that won’t feel the Hideo Kojima touch.
Kojima’s tweet on the subject of the Death Stranding films reads, “Just to be clear, I am deeply involved in producing, supervising, plotting, look, design and content of the film adaptation of DS, just not in charge of directing.”
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” Kojima was quoted as saying at the initial announcement of the film. “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.”
Just to be clear, I am deeply involved in producing, supervising, plotting, look, design and content of the film adaptation of DS, just not in charge of directing.
Plot details and cast are still yet to be announced, but earlier reports claimed that it’s set to introduce new characters within the game’s world.
“We are thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation.” said Hammerstone Studios founder, Alex Lebovici at the time. “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.”
An entire documentary, titled Hideo Kojima: Connecting Worlds and centred around Kojima and his work post-Konami including the opening of Kojima Productions and production of Death Stranding, is also coming soon.