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Hideo Kojima's dream of being a movie director is finally coming true, as Hammerstone Studios is currently fast-tracking a movie adaptation of Death Stranding. 

Death Stranding is a video game starring Norman Reedus, in which he treks across a post-apocalyptic America attempting to reconnect the world. The twist is he has a fear of being touched - oh, and he carries a baby in a jar who can sense ghosts. That's weird, I guess. 

Kojima is working on the movie alongside Hammerstone's Alex Lebovici, the producer behind the 2022 horror movie, Barbarian. 

"I couldn’t be more excited about this new partnership with Hammerstone Studios," Kojima said. "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."

"We are thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to partner with brilliant and iconic Hideo Kojima on his first film adaptation," Lebovici added. "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."

There's no news on whether any of the game's famous cast will be reprising their roles and we don't have a release window for the Death Stranding movie just yet either. 

In the meantime, there is a Death Stranding 2 trailer to gawp at, and you can play anything from our list of sandbox games if you want to get lost in a sprawling world.