Lionsgate acquired the film rights to Dead Island and will begin feature film development. The film will be produced by Sean Daniel, of "The Mummy" fame. Currently, there are no known writers.
According to Lionsgate, the movie will be "an innovation of the zombie genre because of its focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling".
The studio will co-produce the film along with Occupant Entertainment and the game company Deep Silver. Filming is scheduled to begin in 2015.