The actor says the sequel to Kojima Productions’ Death Stranding has ‘just begun’. He just blurted out the big news.
Norman Reedus gave an interview to Leo Edit men’s magazine, in which he probably accidentally let slip that Death Stranding 2 is in the works.
During the interview, Reedus originally talked about his projects for The Walking Dead, and then the reporter added, “and you’re filming Death Stranding, the video game.” The statement, made in the present continuous tense, implies that they are already filming the new Death Stranding, and Reedus confirms this in his response:
“We’ve just started the second part,” the actor stated.
The reporter then asked Reedus how he got involved in Death Stranding, and he revealed that Guillermo del Toro approached him.
“Hey, there’s a guy named Kojima Hideo. He’s going to call you, just say yes. “What do you mean he’ll call you?” He continued, “Don’t be an asshole, just say yes.” And then I was in San Diego, and Kojima Hideo came with a bunch of people and showed me that he was working on a game called Silent Hill. I was absolutely blown away by what he showed me and I was like, “Yeah, let’s do it. It’s so realistic, so futuristic, intricate and beautiful, and I’m completely captivated.” – said Reedus.
“It took me two or three years to finish all the MoCap shots. It took a lot of work. And then the game came out and won all those awards and it was something huge, so now we’re on to the second part.” – continued the actor.
Norman Reedus, Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro worked together on a Silent Hill game, which received a short demo on PlayStation 4 consoles called P.T. Konami eventually shelved the game, and the Tokyo-based video game director broke with the publisher and set up his own studio: he and Norman Reedus created Death Stranding. And according to Reedus, Death Stranding 2 is already in the works, although development is still in the early stages.
In April, it was suggested that Kojima’s studio might have been acquired by Sony, as the game was listed on the publisher’s banner of in-house studios. The director later denied the acquisition, claiming that his company remains independent and updated the banner to reflect the upcoming Death Stranding 2.
Source: Leo Edit