Trailer for zombie videogame “Dead Island” sparks huge buzz; film adaptation on the way?

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 21st, 2011

Talk about heartbreaking.

Over the weekend, a teaser trailer for the upcoming videogame, Dead Island, hit the web, and completely made it explode.

From developers Techland, the game follows four strangers attempting to survive the zombie apocalypse while at a resort, and thanks to animation studio Axis Animation, we have this really great, haunting and visually fantastic teaser, following the death and subsequent zombification of a young girl. An absolutely fantastic teaser, apparently Hollywood has been watching too.

HitFix reports that big time producer Sean Daniel has nabbed up the rights to the project, and will be bringing it to the big screen. Apparently the film may use the narrative structure of this very trailer, but at this point, details are being held under strict lock and key.

Now, publishers Deep Silver have apparently fielded offers, but have landed no deals (according to CinemaBlend), so at this point, while no one truly knows what the hell is going on, it does appear as though something is going on with regards to this project. I love this trailer, and while I’m not going gaga over it quite like others around the web, it is a masterfully done teaser. This means nothing for the film adaptation however, so until they can prove the fact that most videogame movies suck wrong, I’ll be holding my breath on this one.

What do you think?

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