Dead Island Movie ConfirmedSeptember 27, 2011
The zombie-infested tropical paradise of Dead Island is coming to a theater near you. Well, eventually.
Remember that trailer? The one released back in February that had everyone talking? Well if you don’t, you can watch it above. Lionsgate apparently liked that trailer enough to announce a deal with the game’s publisher, Deep Silver, to bring the game to the big screen.
Joe Drake of Lionsgate said 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.”
Dead Island has sold 2 million copies so far.