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Dead Island Movie Now A Real Thing

by Kyle Hilliard on Sep 27, 2011 at 09:15 AM

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Lionsgate has purchased the rights to make a Dead Island film based purely on the hype generated by the impressive trailer.

The announcement was made today and Lionsgate had very little to say about the content of the game, but focused heavily on how many times the trailer was viewed online and how many publications called it the best trailer ever. Lionsgate’s co-COO and Motion Picture Group President Joe Drake said, “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.”

Here it is in case you haven't seen it, and they aren't wrong. It's a fine trailer.

Lionsgate has no concrete plans on directors or actors at the moment, but they do have Sean Daniel producing who was involved in films like The Mummy, Tombstone, and Dazed and Confused.

Click here to read about some of the original Dead Island film rumors, and click here to read our full Dead Island review. And finally click here if you want to watch Andrew Reiner and Phil Koller play Dead Island.