Lionsgate is Making a Movie Out of Dead Island

Lionsgate president Joe Drake announced that they will be making a Dead Island movie.

“Like the trailer that will serve as its primary creative inspiration, the film Dead Island will be an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling. Said Drake of the property’s acquisition, “Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck.” 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.”

The producer will be Sean Daniel, who also produced The Mummy, Tombstone, and Dazed and Confused. No word on the actors that will be involved or the director that will take the project.

Will this be another franchise?

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