Death Stranding will be Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima's first independent game since he left Konami, and some big name actors have been attached to work on the project like "Hannibal" Mads Mikkelsen and "The Walking Dead" Norman Reedus. Kojima explains just how he was able to land some high-profile stars for his game, and just how they will be utilized in Death Stranding.
According to Gaming Bolt, Kojima was able to take notice of Mikkelsen sometime between 2006 when Mikkelsen played villain to James Bond (Daniel Craig) in "Casino Royale." He was able to get to the actor through director Nicolas Winding Refn who directed Mikkelsen in "Valhalla Rising." With Mikkelsen slowly getting more recognition for starring in movies like "Doctor Strange" and "Rogue One" last year, his appearance in Death Stranding is sure to be one of the game's major draws.
Speaking of major draws, Norman Reedus from "The Walking Dead" is also set to appear in this game, and he is said to be the main protagonist and playable character. Kojima was said to have gotten to Reedus through Hollywood director Guillermo del Toro who was already well aware of Reedus' potential from the get go. When Kojima told del Toro that he wanted to work with Reedus, del Toro reportedly sent him an e-mail that said, "Hideo Kojima wants to work with you," to which Reedus replied with "Oh Great! O.K.," then we went off to meet with Kojima. It is also interesting to note that del Toro himself is also attached to Death Stranding.
Kojima had a lot of things to say about the actors working on his game, and he says that this time around people will be seeing a different side of Reedus compared to his character in "The Walking Dead." He also says that he is "absolutely in love" with Mads Mikkelsen to a point where he watches his films every day.
No release date has been announced for Death Stranding, but hopefully Kojima Productions gets to publish it this year.