Our Video Game Editor Juan will tell you that Zombie games are the norm in the console world but now and again one comes out that just strikes a chord with fans everywhere. A few years ago it was Dead Rising but it seems that the massive game Dead Island has taken over the mantle and film studio Lionsgate has noticed this and has already announced that they have bought the rights to develop the film which of course will follow the likes of Resident Evil in being adapted to the film world.
Its the trailer to the Video game that has caused the massive stir with over a million hits recorded in the first 24 hours of going online. After two days it hit 10 million and critics praised the style and the way it was marketed!
The game itself has won massive critical acclaim and you can read our own Juan’s verdict right here: https://horrorcultfilms.co.uk/2011/09/dead-island/
The game centres on vacationers whose island paradise becomes a living hell when a zombie outbreak quickly spreads. Cut off from the rest of the world, the survivors have only the available materials and the island’s natural “weapons” to protect themselves from the viscous and growing legions of the undead.
The movie will be produced by Sean Daniel (The Mummy, Tombstone).