Dead Island to become a live-action zombie flick

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Zombie films based on zombie games aren’t new, since we’ve have plenty including Resident Evil and House of the Dead(I’m sorry for bringing that up). Now we’re going to be getting another zombie video game adaptation with the Dead Island movie. It was announced today that Occupant Entertainment and Deep Silver have teamed up to make it possible. The game has sold well and the trailers for part 1 and 2 are viral phenomenon.

A director will be hired soon, with production is scheduled to start in the first quarter of 2015. Dead Island takes place on a tropical island resort. Everything is all peachy, until a zombie outbreak starts.

“Deep Silver has created a highly successful game franchise based on very cinematic, widely viewed and well received trailers, which provide a great template for launching a film franchise with a distinctive and commercial take on the zombie apocalypse”, says Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino.

“The Dead Island universe offers a rich and unique setting that can expand beyond the pure gaming experience. We are very much looking forward to seeing Dead Island open up to new audiences and showing off the fun everybody at Deep Silver has with this brand”, says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media.

Are you looking forward to a live-action Dead Island film?

Source: Deep Silver

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