“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,” said Occupant Entertainment’s Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino.
Deep Silver found a new partner in Occupant Entertainment after a 2011 movie deal with Lionsgate expired. The film is reportedly going to be based on either the first or second game or “something in between.”
The games are more renowned for their MMO take on a zombie apocalypse. The gameplay is very fun, but the stories for both games have been subpar to say the least. It’s a typical zombie story. What drives the idea of a “Dead Island” film further though are the exceptional trailers (each could be considered short films).
With this recent update we have to wonder who will play the five main characters in this franchise.
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