Tropical zombie action game Dead Island is set to become a movie.
This morning, Lionsgate announced a deal with the game's publisher Deep Silver. That famous trailer, released in February 2011, seems to have done the trick in persuading Hollywood money to get behind the title.
Joe Drake, boss at Lionsgate, said, "Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck. 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."
Dead Island has sold two million copies to date. Deep Silver is warning us to also expect graphic novels, novels and "other extensions".
No word on the movie's release date although personnel have been allocated to the project. Sean Daniel (The Mummy)is tagged as producer alongside Stefan Sonnenfeld, Jason Brown and Sarah Perlman. The film will focus on a family's struggles on an island populated by zombies.
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