“Dead Island” Video Game Heading To The Big Screen

The video game only been out for a few weeks, but the film rights for the zombie apocalypse game Dead Island have already been sold to Lionsgate.

A trailer created by the game’s developer Deep Silver which features a family trying to escape a zombie attack on an island holiday resort debuted last February and went viral almost immediately. Its stylistic direction and the juxtapositioning of a soft piano score against the frantic action helped it to score over a million views in 24 hours and spark interest from Hollywood.

Normally, I’m not much of a fan of movies that have been derived from video games, but from what I’ve read about the game’s storyline leads me to think that there is some interesting things that could be developed for a screenplay.

The Mummy producer Sean Daniel is attached to the project, but there are no creative talents lined up yet.

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