Fans of Dead Island may soon enjoy their favourite game as a film in theatres.
Deep Silver's super hit video game Dead Island may soon be adapted into a movie as a new studio has acquired the film right of the zombie apocalypse game.
The game makers have found a new partner in All The Boys Love Mandy Lane producer Occupant Entertainment and plan to bring the zombie survival movie to the big screen, Deadline reported.
This is the second time Deep Silver is trying to make the zombie horror movie. Earlier in 2011, Lionsgate bought the rights of the superbly popular game to make a feature film based on the game's trailer.
"Deep Silver has created a highly successful game franchise based on very cinematic, widely viewed and well received trailers, which provide a great template for launching a film franchise with a distinctive and commercial take on the zombie apocalypse," Occupant partners Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino told Deadline.
"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" they added.
However, it is not yet clear whether the open-world zombie apocalypse role-playing game will be made into an animation movie or with real characters.
The production house has also not confirmed the plot of the movie which many think will be based on the game's trailer.
The plot of the game is about a family's dream vacation gone horribly wrong when the island is infected by zombies killing the entire family.
Since the launch of the game in 2011, Dead Island has sold around 8 million copies and fans are eagerly waiting for the second series of the game to release during the end of the year.
During the San Diego Comic Con, Sony entertainment announced the big screen adaptation of another zombie horror game, The Last of Us.
It will be interesting to see which movie fares better and performs above the expectations of gaming fans.
Check out the trailers of the Dead Island Games below.