The Death Stranding movie is being approached in a more artistic way.
It was just a week ago when Kojima announced death stranding movie in collaboration with the Barbarian production company, anticipating that it would not be the typical adaptation of big-budget video games, but that it will bet on being “something much more intimate and with its feet on the ground.” In fact, the goal is to redefine what a video game adaptation could be when you have creative and artistic freedom to introduce new elements and characters from the universe. Now, we have discovered new production details.
In an interview with IGN, Hideo Kojima explained that the Death Stranding movie will not issue the style of the game to follow its original material, but rather will bet on better adapting to the medium. In fact, it has not yet been decided if the game’s actors will reprise their characterswhich means that Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen and Lea Seydoux may not reprise their roles for the film adaptation.
“we haven’t decided yet”, explains Kojima in reference to the participation of the actors. “The failure of movie adaptations of games from a while back has led to a lot of movies that cater to gamers, right? That’s why they have the same kind of look as a game. I don’t want the Death Stranding movie to be like this“
A revolutionary movie?
To explain what he’s working on, Kojima admits: “I’m taking the approach of changing and evolving the world of Death Stranding in a way that suits the movie well. In a way, the tape is taking a direction that no one has tried before with a film adaptation of a game. I think what I need to do is something that will inspire some of the people who see it to become creators 10 or 20 years from now.”.
Regarding the collaboration with Alex Lebovici from Hammerstone Studios, Kojima has admitted that “he was in contact with a lot of people in Hollywood every week since last year“, although not only for Death Strading, as it should be remembered that Kojima Productions opened a new division to go beyond video games. “There were plenty of pitches to make a large-scale movie with famous actors and flashy explosions, but what good would explosions do in Death Stranding? Making money is also not something I focus on at all. My goal is a more artistic approachand the only person who offered to do a movie like that was Alex, which makes me think he’s a pretty unusual guy.”.
What do you expect the Death Stranding movie to be like now?