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Popular Video Game ‘Dead Island’ to Have Film Adaptation

There are a ton of video game based movies, and pretty much every single one of them is a bomb! From Super Mario Bros. to anything the Uwe Boll decides to lay his crappy hands on, video games and Hollywood are a huge oxymoron. But what if a video game trailer comes around and a major film company says, “Yea, that’s a good idea!”

Turns out Sleeper hit Dead Island is the next one that may be up for some Hollywood goodness, and Lionsgate Films is the first to snatch it up!

From an official press release from Lionsgate Films:

“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.”

After playing the game a good amount, it does have a lot of potential to be a good zombie movie. With the popular television show ‘The Walking Dead,’ the ‘Dead Island’ movie may be a hit, and hopefully cure the curse of video game adapted movies.

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