Lionsgate has acquired movie rights to the smash hit, Dead Island, the Deep Silver video game about vacationers on an island paradise overrun by zombies.
Story first reported by Deadline.
Last February, Deep Silver’s trailer for Dead Island tore through the video game industry like wildfire. The buzz has culminated into making Dead Island one of the most anticipated video games of 2011. The trailer actually had a cinematic quality to it and many theorized that the game would make a great movie before any details were known about the game. Since it’s release, the game has sold 2 million copies. There was some controversy as to who owned the rights to the film but that all appears to have been worked out.
Here’s what Liongate’s Joe Drake had to say: