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Post by Dan @ 01:54pm 28/09/11 | 12 Comments
Following the success of Deep Silver and Techland's recently released zombie shooter Dead Island, motion picture group Lionsgate have announced that they have secured the film rights and a Dead Island movie is now in the early development stage with Producers Sean Daniel (The Mummy, Tombstone, Dazed and Confused) and Stefan Sommerfield attached.
Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film DEAD ISLAND will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling. Said Drake 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."
The referenced trailer is of course that impressive cinematic announcement video, that gathered a lot of attention when it landed back in February. For a re-cap, hit the embed below or click here for the HD option.

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Posted 02:02pm 28/9/11
I really hope they dont have the same voice coaches for the actors.
Posted 02:09pm 28/9/11
Oh god those voice actors were horrible.
Posted 02:24pm 28/9/11
the film DEAD ISLAND will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling

In other words it will have a crowbared love interest where the guy gets the girl at the end because he saved someone from zombies somewhere. I dunno I havn't seen a good zombie movie in a long while and I doubt this will change that.
Posted 02:25pm 28/9/11
Holly s*** that was quite moving haha
Posted 02:34pm 28/9/11
i will buy anything branded dead island. i hope they make dead island dunny paper.
Posted 02:57pm 28/9/11
So now we finally know where all the bench money went, to finance a movie?
Posted 03:26pm 28/9/11
haha hog
Tanaka Khan
Posted 03:51pm 28/9/11
I'm hoping Uwe Boll directs this
Posted 04:16pm 28/9/11
bring on uwe
Posted 05:18pm 28/9/11
lol hog
Posted 05:47pm 28/9/11
Wish they'd release a f*****g patch to fix in game voice chat and some of the other bugs.
Posted 05:51pm 28/9/11
I'm still holding out for 1-2-3-4-5-6 being able to select weapons, instead of that f*****g wheel.

Or has someone fixed that via a mod already? (If so, link?)
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