Death Stranding, Keanu Reeves could be one of the protagonists

Death Stranding, Keanu Reeves could be one of the protagonists

Death Stranding

Death Stranding, we know well, can have a stellar cast. Hideo Kojima's debut film outside Konami has been able to bring together actors and directors of great caliber and known to the world of most, such as Norman Reedus and Guillermo del Toro. However, there is a rather important background, which could have completely changed the perspective of the game: a very important role could be assigned to Keanu Reeves, Hollywood actor known for the Matrix and John Wick sagas.

The character we are referring to is Cliff Unger, who in Death Stranding is played by Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor known for The Thre Musketeers, Clash of the Titans, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Doctor Strange. The role of Unger, however, could be played by Keanu Reeves. Kojima recounted the details of the development in a Twitter thread, where he rattled off some behind the scenes.

"Cliff's role has always been designed for Mads Mikkelsen," said Kojima. Despite this, during some talks with Nicolas Winding Refn (author and director of films, also present in Death Stranding) the possibility emerged of having Reeves act in the place of the Danish actor. "It was the experience he had in The Neon Demon that pushed Refn," added the game designer, who prompted him to recommend him. Eventually, however, Mikkelsen managed to get it right and everything proceeded according to the game designer's plans.


However, he recommended Keanu every time we meet. His experience of him in "The Neon Demon" made him think it was a great choice. So he highly recommended him.

- HIDEO_KOJIMA (@HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN) September 2, 2021

Between Mikkelsen and Keanu Reeves, the choice was nevertheless difficult. An official offer to the leading actor of the Matrix saga was not delivered, however, but Reeves was still able to star in a video game, namely Cyberpunk 2077. As for a collaboration with Hideo Kojima, for Death Stranding it is now too late but not it is said that certain doors will not open in the future. Unless the game designer decides to focus, once again, on Mikkelsen ...

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Death Stranding Director’s Cut – How to Watch the Final Trailer and What to Expect

Kojima Productions confirms that the final trailer for Death Stranding Director’s Cut will drop one day before Sony’s PlayStation Showcase.

Yesterday we reported that Sony will be holding their PlayStation Showcase next week. The event will take place on Thursday, September 9 at 4 pm ET, 1 pm PT and 9 pm BST and will last around 40 minutes.

Sony has said that the show will provide updates from “some of the industry’s most imaginative developers” about games releasing in 2021 “and beyond.”

Death Stranding Director’s Cut – Preview Trailer | PS5



Death Stranding Director’s Cut – Preview Trailer | PS5





We speculated that Death Stranding Directors Cut was likely to be one of them. This is due to the remaster releasing a short time later, on September 24, 2021.

Where Can You Watch Death Stranding Director’s Cut Final Trailer?

Kojima Productions has now confirmed that the final trailer for Death Stranding Director’s Cut will drop on Wednesday, September 8at 4 PM/JST, 8 AM/BST, 12 AM/PST. To watch the ‘Final Trailer’, you can head on over to Kojima’s YouTube channel to get in on the action first-hand at the times stated.

This is one whole day before Sony’s livestream event. It’s possible that Death Stranding could still appear during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase, but this reveal reduces the likelihood. However, Kojima Productions may have something else planned for the livestream event.

What Can We Expect From The Trailer?

The final trailer will likely show off some new features, such as its updated graphics and new PS5 exclusive content. As far as we know, the Director’s Cut won’t feature any major new gameplay chapters or additional DLC.

Instead, the update will likely offer quality-of-life improvements and any content that was cut from the original release. But for a full breakdown of what’s coming, we’ll need to wait and see.

We do know that the new version will get the usual PS5 upgrade treatment. This means haptic controller rumbling, adaptive triggers and options for 3D audio. Naturally, the game will also run in 4K at a solid 60FPS.

A Widescreen Mode for PS5 will be added alongside Performance Mode. The former offering a more cinematic approach while the latter will provide crisp visuals and faster loading times.

Current owners of Death Stranding on PS4 will be able to upgrade to PS5 but at the cost of an additional $10 USD. We also expect that the final trailer may offer a few surprises to entice PS5 owners to buy the latest edition instead of the older version.

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