Deep Silver's video game "Dead Island" will receive a feature film adaption from Lionsgate, according to Variety.
The studio recently secured the rights to "Dead Island" and tasked producer Sean Daniel ("The Wolfman," "The Mummy") to spearhead the project.
"This is exactly the type of property we're looking to adapt at Lionsgate," said Joe Drake, Motion Picture Group president and co-chief operating officer for 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."
Released Sept. 6 in the United States, the video game quickly became a top-seller on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC platforms. It has sold more than 2 million units.
"Dead Island" follows a vacationing family's desperate struggle to survive a zombie outbreak at a tropical island resort.
Daniel will produce along with Stefan Sonnenfeld. Jason Brown and Missy Papageorge will executive produce, with Sarah Perlman serving as a co-producer.
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