It has been confirmed that the Dead Island video game is set to be brought to the big screen, thanks to Lionsgate. It seems that Lionsgate are doing everything at the moment and now they have picked up the rights to Dead Island the movie.
Joe Drake from Lionsgate confirmed, "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 is not yet known who will pen the screenplay for the project or who will direct it but Sean Daniel and his Sean Daniel Company are set to produce the film. It has also been suggested that Drew Horsley is in line to play Badass Dad, however it is early days and that could change. Dead Island the movie is currently aiming for a 2013 release.