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Lionsgate To Turn 'Dead Island' Into A Movie With The Guy Who Produced 'The Mummy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 27, 2011 5:24 AM
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Remember earlier this year when the trailer for the videogame "Dead Island" dropped and every nerd with a controller creamed their pants? And then there was all kinds of premature news about a movie adaptation before the game had even arrived, leading publishers Deep Silver to put the kibosh on the rumors, saying back in February, “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 will not go down this route with ‘Dead Island.’ Deep Silver profoundly believes in the quality and value of its Dead Island IP.”

Viral Videogame Trailer Sensation 'Dead Island' May Or May Not Be Heading For Big Screen

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • February 21, 2011 12:37 AM
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Also, Who Gives A Shit?We hope you've seen it by now, but an excellent GQ article by Mark Harris, author of the outstanding "Scenes From A Revolution" started to make the rounds in the last week or so. Entitled "The Day The Movies Died," it traces the current sad, sequel-happy nature of Hollywood filmmaking, and why the $800 million success of "Inception," and the more minor box office triumphs of "True Grit," "Black Swan," "The King's Speech" and "The Fighter," don't mean that movies based on board games or prequels to forgotten 7'0s cartoon series are going away any time soon (you can read more of our thoughts on that piece here).

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