Lionsgate to Make ‘Dead Island’ Movie

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In video game movie news, Lionsgate has just announced that it obtained the rights to make a Dead Island movie based on the game and particularly that gut-wrenching teaser which was released in February of this year.  While it might seem odd to base an entire movie off a trailer, the clip did get 1 million hits in less than 24 hours and the game, which was just released this month, has sold over 2 million units so far, thanks much in part to that trailer. 

Sean Daniel, who produced The Mummy, Tombstone and Dazed and Confused, will be helming this one.  Here is an excerpt from the press release:

Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling. Said Drake of the property’s acquisition, “Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck.” He continued, “This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate – it’s sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love. It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential.

Seeing as how zombies are hot property right now, this one should be out in no time.

[Source: Kotaku, Deadline

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