One can only expect so much after the poignant Oscar award-winning trailer of the game. Techland’s upcoming zombie survival horror game Dead Island has received wonderful acclaim before any gameplay video was shown. This was purely based on the CGI/Machinima trailer of the game which hits both the emotional and temporal lobes of our brains mellifluously.
The trailer shows a father protecting his family from a horde of bloodthirsty zombies. The family, it seems, came to the island on a holiday and they chose the wrong time of the year to do it. There is no backstory or introduction to the game; just some beautiful (and slightly creepy, given the context) music playing in the background to aid the visuals.
It appears that Sean Daniel, producer of The Mummy and Pootie Tang and Union Entertainment have bought the rights for the zombie outbreak movie. They are also on the look out for the right script for the movie.
Union Entertainment also owns the movie rights for Techland’s Western shooter Call of Juarez that tells the tale of a wrongly accused native American being pursued by a law-abiding, but slightly crazy priest cum judicator with a shotgun.
The CEO of Koch Media (parent company of Deep Silver, the publisher of Dead Island) said to Kotaku (which alleges that the movie rights may not have been sold to the producers):-
We are looking for quality above all else for a movie based on Dead Island. We want to do it the right way as film realizations of games (or vice versa) usually fail to deliver what the fans were looking for.
We can only hope to see one good film realization of a zombie game before we retire in peace, though. Let’s hope this one is it.