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Dead Island to be turned into a movie

The Dead Island trailer is said to have served as the inspiration for the film because of its focus on family ties and non-linear storytelling

Dead Island to be turned into a movie
Lionsgate has won the film rights for Dead Island and is in the initial stages of development

Deep Silver's Dead Island will be turned into a movie soon. Lions Gate Entertainment has won the film rights for Dead Island and is currently in the early development stages of the movie.

Sean Daniel will take charge of the project along with producer Stefan Sonnenfeld. Directors of the movie include J.J. Abrams, Michael Bay and Gore Verbinski. Executive producers include Jason Brown of The Sean Daniel Company and Missy Papageorge for Sonnenfeld's Sunny Field Productions, along with Sarah Perlman of Sunny Field Productions serving as the movie's co-producer.

Joe Drake, co-COO and Motion Picture Group President at Lionsgate said the first trailer for Dead Island was inspirational because of a focus on human emotions, family ties and its non-linear story telling. 

"Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck," said Drake. 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."

Dead Island the game was released on PlayStation 3, Xbox and PC on September 6, and is currently one of the best selling games in the U.S. and U.K. Deep Silver is looking into simultaneously developing the Intellectual Property of Dead Island to include graphic novels and other options.

The game was scheduled to release in the UAE but was banned a day before its official launch.

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