That didn't take long. Days after Dead Island's haunting trailer hit, making it the most talked-about game in development (well, this week), a report already has it that the producer behind "The Mummy" bought the rights to a Dead Island film adaptation.
Sean Daniel, a producer behind "Tombstone" and "Dazed and Confused" and, in a career at Universal preceding that, credited on "Animal House and Do the Right Thing," now has the film rights to the zombie story, reports Variety. His eponymous company picked up the option. Union's Dmitri Johnson and Richard Liebowitz are also in on the project.
This has been quite the week for Dead Island, a game resurrected from development oblivion by the shattering trailer showing a family on the resort-turned-hell fighting off a zombie invasion, losing their child in the process. Variety said Union has been following the game's development over the past two years, and the interest sparked by the viral video "validated the company's instincts."
Companies team on 'Dead Island' project [Variety]