Lionsgate Picks up Dead Island Movie Rights
Well, those of us who wished the potential of that totally emo Dead Island trailer could be realized in some form may just have our dreams come true, because Lionsgate has purchased the movie rights for the game, and I’m assuming they’re going to be adapting that trailer instead of the totally boring and stupid game. Here’s a guy from Lionsgate talking about the trailer and clearly not the game:
Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck. 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.
Yeah, guy clearly hasn’t played the game.
Man, I bet the folks who made that trailer aren’t going to see any money from this deal. That’s gotta suck horribly.
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