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Dead Island Film Optioned

Lionsgate has optioned rights to adapt Dead Island for the big screen, reports FirstShowing, saying the game will play on the Dead Island cinematic trailer that created such a stir, as well as the game itself: "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." A report in February that the film rights to the game were optioned before it was even released were quickly debunked.

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3. Re: Dead Island Film Optioned Sep 27, 2011, 22:11 Mark
 
Whoah dude... one of the best things about the last series of The Walking Dead was the idea of putting everyday folk (and their everyday drama) up against a sudden zombie outbreak. That's what made the pilot episode (with the father & son trying to deal with with their mother who'd turned zombie) so fascinating and engaging. If you're after some standard zombie vs human action, there's numerous straight to DVD flicks around instead.

As for a Dead Island film... I remember reading an article the other week where the author was disappointed at how the game didn't have any of the emotion the trailer seemed to promise. Indeed it's true, and actually, maybe a film is the best way to do it.
 
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