In an announcement yesterday, Occupant Entertainment and Deep Silver revealed that they’re going to ‘package, produce and finance a screen adaptation’ of Dead Island the video game franchise.
Dead Island is an action role-playing game in which you’re stranded on a zombie-infested island. You must survive the zombie outbreak by completing missions and killing enemies, which in turn gains you experience points to level up your character and choose different skills. Weapon crafting is also a big feature of the game, allowing you to upgrade and mod your weapons as you acquire blueprints and materials.
Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino have said, “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.”
Koch Media CEO, Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, has alos said, “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.” Thanks, ComingSoon.net
There are plenty of zombie movies out there to choose from, but we're interested to see where they take a Dead Island addition to Hollywood's vast archive. If you're basing it purely on the trailers of Dead Island and Dead Island 2, you'll be seeing a serious tone if they go with the former, and a not so serious tone with the latter. We'll keep you posted with any further developments.