There are even more announcements of video game adaptations to the big screen. Although this time it is a new film based on a video game that, in turn, adapts the genre of slasher horror that became so fashionable in the 80s. Dead by Daylight, the asynchronous multiplayer title in which a group of players must survive the threat of a serial killer controlled by another player, will have its own movie thanks to the horror genre expert, James Wan, and the Blumhouse production house. This was reported by Variety, who also shared the first statements from the people involved with the project..
From horror movies to video games and back again
The multiplayer horror video game by Behaviour Interactive has been offering its terrifying asynchronous gameplay for several years now to those who dare to endure the threat of killers as mythical as Ghostface and Pinhead, among many others, as well as crossovers with Stranger Things, Saw and Resident Evil. Now, its fans will have the opportunity to relive their worst virtual nightmares in a new film based on this macabre slasher universe by the hand of Atomic Monster (James Wan) and Blumhouse (Jason Blum), creators of the hit M3GAN.
“In ‘Dead by Daylight’ the Behaviour team has created a love letter to the world of horror, building an incredible environment teeming with atmosphere and terrifying villains — perfect for a scary cinematic adaptation. We’re big fans of the game at Atomic Monster, and are thrilled to be teaming up with Blumhouse to bring this frighteningly visceral world to the big screen,” said producer James Wan.
For their part, Behaviour Interactive can't wait to kick off the project: "We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with Jason Blum and James Wan, two giants of the horror film industry, to further expand the ‘Dead by Daylight’ universe,” said Stephen Mulrooney, executive vice president at Behaviour Interactive. “At Behaviour, our motto is to create unique moments, together, forever. Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are the ideal partners to craft ‘Dead by Daylight’s’ killer entrance onto the big screen.”
Of course, for now, there is no director, cast, or release date, so it will take time for us to suffer the threat of killers and slashers from Dead by Daylight in movie theaters.
Source | Variety