A24 Developing Live-Action Adaptation of ‘Death Stranding’ Video Game
A24, the pioneering company of independent films and television shows including Oscar-winning titles such as “Moonlight,” is developing a live-action adaptation of “Death Stranding.” Originally released in December 2019, the video game further solidifies A24’s commitment to producing thought-provoking narratives. Developed by legendary game designer Hideo Kojima and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, “Death Stranding” won three Golden Joystick Awards and received wide critical acclaim. Kojima himself stated that he has been working on the project under A24’s production.
The story of “Death Stranding” takes place in the near future, where death has become a real phenomenon known as ‘Death Stranding’. After a catastrophic event, humanity has been forced to relocate to new cities that are connected with a mysterious network called Chiral. Players take on the role of Sam Porter Bridges, a former soldier who is hired to forge a connection between these isolated communities.
The game has been praised for its narrative complexity,:”Death Stranding” is a game of connections and how they shape us — how they can bring us close together, how they can tear us apart,” said Kojima in an interview shortly after the game’s release.
The film adaptation promises to further explore themes of connectivity, humanity, and ‘the other’ that TV and film projects are bringing to the forefront. It’s clear that A24 is looking to tackle these topics in compelling and innovative ways.
A24’s other notable projects include “Moonlight,” “Room,” and “The Witch.” With such a celebrated and esteemed reputation, one can only expect an exceptional live-action adaptation of “Death Stranding.”