UPDATE: Lionsgate has just acquired the movie rights to Dead Island, which they call, "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. ” No director has been announced, but Sean Daniel will produce the film, along with Stefan Sonnenfield.
I haven’t had a chance to play Dead Island – the latest video game to tackle the ever-popular issue of the zombie apocalypse, but game critics seem to be quite pleased with the title. The game finds players taking on the role of one of several different characters as they try to escape from an island resort overrun by the undead. Brutally violent and occasionally humorous, Dead Island appears to be a solid contender for Game of the Year consideration. Now if stupid GameFly would just send me a copy…
Anyway, some inventive young filmmakers have decided that Dead Island would be even cooler if there was a live action version of the game – and they’ve unleashed their own take on what the game would look like in reality. You can see the awesome video below, which superimposes the game’s icons over real-life items presented in the first person perspective. Our favorite moment? When the quest giver continues to stare off into the distance until our character actually engages him and begins his dialogue. If you’ve played a lot of games, you’ll know how spot on this is.
We can only hope these guys are planning to make more of these vids – they look to be almost as much fun as the game itself. What do you think -- would this make a good movie?