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Lionsgate Snaps Up Dead Island

Great news for zombie film fans as it looks like another high profile studio film is on the way now that Lionsgate has acquired the movie rights to Dead Island.

In a press release today, Lionsgate's Joe Drake said:

"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 also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential."

The Dead Island film will be produced by Sean Daniel (The Mummy, Tomstone, Dazed and Confused) and Stefan Sonnenfeld.

The game has sold over two million copies so far and is available now for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

If the movie is half as good as this game trailer, then we're in for something great...



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