Lonely: Hot on announcing Death row 2 (w/t) at the Game Awards, game author Hideo Kojima from Kojima Productions Savage EP Alex Lebovitch’s Hammerstone Studios to develop and produce the film adaptation of the former hit video game; death row.
The film, which is being fully financed by Hammerstone, will be produced by Kojima and Lebovitch under their respective banners, with Kojima Productions US and Alan Ungar serving as exec producers.
In the year Connecting with over 10 million worldwide since its launch on PlayStation 4 in 2019, death row It features an all-star cast including Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, Guillermo del Toro and Margaret Qualley. The game challenges players to open a gate between the living and the dead and reunite a fractured society after the Death Stranding incident, which has left post-mortem creatures wandering through a fallen world corrupted by a desolate society. With humanity’s shattered future in their hands, players join Redus’ Sam Bridges as he embarks on a mission to bring hope to humanity by reuniting the last survivors of a dying America.
The plot of the project, which marks Kojima Productions’ first feature adaptation, is being kept under wraps. But we have heard that it will introduce new elements and characters death row the universe. It’s still unclear who will write and direct the pic, though we understand it’s now on the fast track, with development underway.
“I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios,” said Kojima. “This is a pivotal moment for the franchise and I’m excited to partner with them to bring Death to the big screen.”
“We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to work with the brilliant and legendary Hideo Kojima on a feature film adaptation for the first time,” added Lebovitch. “Unlike other big-budget tentpole video game adaptations, this is going to be something very close and grounded. Our goal is to redefine what video game adaptation can be when you have creative and artistic freedom. This movie will be a true “Hideo Kojima” production.
Considered the father of the stealth game genre, Kojima is a world-renowned game creator known for pushing the boundaries of the medium. He launched his studio Kojima Productions in 2015 and Kojima death row It launched on PC and won many gaming awards after its launch on PlayStation and followed up in September 2021. Death Stranding director’s cutEnhancing the game experience by offering players additional character functionality, expanded environments, extended storylines with new missions, and a unique social strand system, it allows them to connect with others around the world through in-game actions. of death row The game series was announced last week for PlayStation 5. Kojima himself is serving as writer, director, producer and designer.
Lebovitch’s LA-based production company, Hammerstone Studios, finances, produces and produces independent films in all genres, producing nearly 20 films and budgets in excess of $200M. The producer has been quietly collecting films of late, including the quintessentially 20th-century studio horror. SavageStarring Georgina Campbell, Bill Skarsgård and Justin Long, which took in $45M at the global box office and Bill and Ted face the musicThe third installment of the hit series starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter. He recently wrapped production on the genre-bending dystopian fever dream A child kills the worldIt also stars Skarsgard, who produced it with Sam Raimi and Roy Lee. Lebovici is currently on post on a short feature adaptation. Kung Fury moviestarring Michael Fassbender, Arnold Schwarzenegger and David Sandberg and Yuval Adler. Pity for the devilNicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman played.