A Dead Island movie may be in the works again, according to a report from Deadline.
Publisher Deep Silver is working with Occupant Entertainment to create a movie based in the world of Dead Island. The two companies will work together to finance, package the film adaptation.
In 2011, Liongate purchases the rights to a Dead Island game, but production stalled and the envisioned movie was never made.
Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino note that Dead Island‘s setting has the potential to create a “distinctive” take on zombies.
We want to find the right filmmaker and present somewhat of an open canvas, to make something distinct and original that also appeals to and expands the core audience.
Very little is known about the film at this stage.