Lionsgate to Bring Dead Island to Life on the Big Screen

Coming Soon says:

Lionsgate announced today that the studio has acquired the film rights to Deep Silver's Dead Island game:

LIONSGATE, a leading global entertainment company, today announced that it has optioned film rights from Deep Silver to develop a feature inspired by Dead Island, which became a viral media sensation when its haunting, artful trailer launched in February 2011 (view below). The announcement was made by Lionsgate's co-COO and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake.

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Crazay3448d ago

I'm amazed at how fast this release came out. I'm still waiting for a Left 4 Dead movie series to come out.

fistacuff563447d ago

*comedian voice* "just a matter of time I suppose"

darklordzor3447d ago

I honestly don't know how I feel about it. Like the gaming industry, movies are starting to be flooded with the zombie genre. Don't get me wrong I love all things zombie, but I worry we'll reach an over-saturation point. I mean, all of them are starting to look the same, and need to do something different to really stand out. Let's just hope they can do that with this movie.

kreate3446d ago

i thought there was a decline in the zombie genre as far as movies go outside of comedy ones like zombieland? there are less and less zombie movies coming out due to lack of support and budget issues.

darklordzor3446d ago

Well, we've got World War Z, Warm Bodies, Resident Evil 5, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, plus the Walking Dead TV show, Romero is working on another one, now Dead Island.

And those are just the big ones. There are dozens more on the smaller circuits. It's still a genre that's pumping out flicks.

Prophet-Gamer3447d ago

Big surprise!! /s. But hey, it may turn out good, you never know.

StarWarsFan3446d ago

Another zombie project. How original.