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Tired of video game adaptations yet? Put that disinterest on ice, because following on from Amazon’s God of War adaptation announcement yesterday, Kojima Productions has revealed it’s partnering with Hammerstone Studios to bring Death Stranding to the big screen. Hideo Kojima will executive produce alongside Barbarian’s Alex Lebovici, with the plot set to introduce new characters and elements within the series’ unique universe. It’s unclear whether the likes of Norman Reedus or Lea Seydoux will reprise their roles.

“We are thrilled and honoured to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation,” revealed 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.”

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The plot is being kept under wraps, but the project is apparently being fast-tracked, and development is already underway. Interestingly, despite owning the Death Stranding intellectual property, it doesn’t look like PS Productions – the new cross-media umbrella within Sony, responsible for the likes of HBO’s The Last of Us – is involved at all. Either way, the adaptations are coming thick and fast – heck, the Japanese giant is currently shooting a Gran Turismo movie, too!