Lionsgate Acquires Rights to Turn Dead Island Into a Movie

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#101 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

That's enough Brendan. Time out.

#102 Posted by ThePhantomStranger (372 posts) -

“This is exactly the type of property we’re looking to adapt at Lionsgate: it’s 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.”

Blatant Lies.

#103 Posted by Sarnecki (693 posts) -

It's not just lies it's not true. NOTHING about the Dead Island trailer is a true elevation of the zombie genre. What a bunch of horse shit.

#104 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

@Meowshi said:

@Xeirus said:

@Sarnecki said:

Dead Island is the hallmark card of trailers. It`s empty cheap emotions and a reverse time gimmick that`s implemented for no reason but style.

you don't say............. you could say that for any game trailer in the past 5 years.......

No you can't. Most game trailers don't try to elicit any emotion from the viewer other than, "Are you psyched about shooting guns at people?!?! Hell yeah, bro!"

Please don't comment on anything I post on this site from now on thanks. At least until i find a way to block people. I don't want you following me to each post, "kid".

No one is following you. I didn't even recognize your name. I was just responding to a post in a thread. I'm certainly not going to memorize your name just so that I can meticulously make sure I don't respond to one of your posts, so I guess you're out of luck. The fact is, you're not remotely interesting enough to warrant the effort, and its laughable that you think you're capable of leaving some sort lasting impression on me.

Anyway, like I said; your point about game trailers is largely inaccurate. Dead Island's trailer was memorable because it was so unique. That's the reason why a major film company just paid to grab the rights for it.

#105 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Sarnecki said:

It's not just lies it's not true. NOTHING about the Dead Island trailer is a true elevation of the zombie genre. What a bunch of horse shit.

How many zombie children have you've seen in a major motion picture or video game, recently?

#106 Posted by Xeirus (1306 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

@Xeirus said:

@Meowshi said:

@Xeirus said:

@Sarnecki said:

Dead Island is the hallmark card of trailers. It`s empty cheap emotions and a reverse time gimmick that`s implemented for no reason but style.

you don't say............. you could say that for any game trailer in the past 5 years.......

No you can't. Most game trailers don't try to elicit any emotion from the viewer other than, "Are you psyched about shooting guns at people?!?! Hell yeah, bro!"

Please don't comment on anything I post on this site from now on thanks. At least until i find a way to block people. I don't want you following me to each post, "kid".

No one is following you. I didn't even recognize your name. I was just responding to a post in a thread. I'm certainly not going to memorize your name just so that I can meticulously make sure I don't respond to one of your posts, so I guess you're out of luck. The fact is, you're not remotely interesting enough to warrant the effort, and its laughable that you think you're capable of leaving some sort lasting impression on me.

Anyway, like I said; your point about game trailers is largely inaccurate. Dead Island's trailer was memorable because it was so unique. That's the reason why a major film company just paid to grab the rights for it.

You're so well read, I assume you impress everyone you meet.

Every single post you make is a troll post, just looking through you list is a joke. Just go away, you aren't clever, you aren't smart, and no one is interested in how full of yourself you seem to be.

#107 Posted by George_Hukas (1317 posts) -

@Meowshi said:

@Sarnecki said:

It's not just lies it's not true. NOTHING about the Dead Island trailer is a true elevation of the zombie genre. What a bunch of horse shit.

How many zombie children have you've seen in a major motion picture or video game, recently?

Not a movie or a game, but the first episode of The Walking Dead. Shot in the head, too. I see why you left out TV though, makes you right.

#108 Posted by Xeirus (1306 posts) -

@George_Hukas said:

@Meowshi said:

@Sarnecki said:

It's not just lies it's not true. NOTHING about the Dead Island trailer is a true elevation of the zombie genre. What a bunch of horse shit.

How many zombie children have you've seen in a major motion picture or video game, recently?

Not a movie or a game, but the first episode of The Walking Dead. Shot in the head, too. I see why you left out TV though, makes you right.

Just ignore him, you can tell my his recent posts he's only here to fight and be right.

#109 Edited by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@George_Hukas said:

@Meowshi said:

@Sarnecki said:

It's not just lies it's not true. NOTHING about the Dead Island trailer is a true elevation of the zombie genre. What a bunch of horse shit.

How many zombie children have you've seen in a major motion picture or video game, recently?

Not a movie or a game, but the first episode of The Walking Dead. Shot in the head, too. I see why you left out TV though, makes you right.

I didn't intentionally leave it out! It's just that when I think of "zombie" entertainment, the first thing that comes to my mind is movies and games. You know, since The Walking Dead is literally one of only two zombie television shows I have ever seen, and I watch a lot of television. You're right though. The opening scene in the Walking Dead was so memorable because it was something you don't see often.

And I suppose you could count the zombie-baby in Dawn of the Dead, though that came off as more of a joke.

#110 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Xeirus said:

@Meowshi said:

@Xeirus said:

@Meowshi said:

@Xeirus said:

@Sarnecki said:

Dead Island is the hallmark card of trailers. It`s empty cheap emotions and a reverse time gimmick that`s implemented for no reason but style.

you don't say............. you could say that for any game trailer in the past 5 years.......

No you can't. Most game trailers don't try to elicit any emotion from the viewer other than, "Are you psyched about shooting guns at people?!?! Hell yeah, bro!"

Please don't comment on anything I post on this site from now on thanks. At least until i find a way to block people. I don't want you following me to each post, "kid".

No one is following you. I didn't even recognize your name. I was just responding to a post in a thread. I'm certainly not going to memorize your name just so that I can meticulously make sure I don't respond to one of your posts, so I guess you're out of luck. The fact is, you're not remotely interesting enough to warrant the effort, and its laughable that you think you're capable of leaving some sort lasting impression on me.

Anyway, like I said; your point about game trailers is largely inaccurate. Dead Island's trailer was memorable because it was so unique. That's the reason why a major film company just paid to grab the rights for it.

You're so well read, I assume you impress everyone you meet.

Every single post you make is a troll post, just looking through you list is a joke. Just go away, you aren't clever, you aren't smart, and no one is interested in how full of yourself you seem to be.

You are the one ignoring the topic of discussion and trying your hardest to insult me. I'm not the one trolling here. This is not the way the Giantbomb forums operate. You should have lurked more before posting. You aren't going to fit in well acting like this.

Just offering my advice. I'm sure you won't listen.

#111 Posted by TheJoker138 (80 posts) -

To stay true to the Dead Island experience, the digital projector copies of the movie just won't work for the first week. Then all copies will randomly stop during the movie, and start over from the beginning. Sometimes characters will be magically transported to other locations that they haven't been to for 20 minutes in a cut, and then go back in the next cut.

#112 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11136 posts) -

They should just take out the zombies and call it "Trucks: The Movie."

Moderator
#113 Posted by Evilsbane (4622 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

@manthorp said:

I hope the entire movie is in reverse.

This ^

If it is, its already the best movie ever made.

#114 Posted by ratzombie (170 posts) -

I can't be the only one that read "Joe Drake" as John Drake throughout the article. GiantBomb be breaking my brains.

#115 Posted by SHADOWINFINITE (545 posts) -

Worth seeing

#116 Posted by mewarmo990 (836 posts) -

I don't really understand why they had to fight over the rights, even with that trailer. It was well made and the reverse time gimmick was used to good effect, but other than it's a generic scene from a zombie apocalypse. Maybe it was emotionally moving because there was a little girl in it and it was in slow motion.
 
Once this move gets made, it's just going to be like every other zombie movie. Nothing about Dead Island as a movie would conceptually distinguish it in the genre unless the acting and writing turns out to be great, which I doubt it will be (based on the history of most video game tie-in movies).
 
Anyway, sure, if the whole thing is played in reverse and slow-mo, I'll go out and see it.

#117 Posted by championfetus (248 posts) -

Hey Lionsgate! I've got something sophisticated and edgy you can milk!

It's my penis.

#118 Posted by XxRANGAxX (226 posts) -

Hey, I thought Lionsgate was too busy make more Saw films...

#119 Posted by TheVideoHustler (406 posts) -

If the movie is anything like the trailer. I will cry for hours

#120 Edited by MeatSim (10874 posts) -

They should play that song from the trailer through the entire movie.

#121 Posted by nh_213 (14 posts) -

What the fuck? Dead Island practically just came out and they're going to make a movie about it?

At best it will be a generic zombie movie set on an island that achieves modest box office success.

At worst it will be a colossal waste of money and time (I'm betting on the latter)

#122 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (259 posts) -

I am sorry but even though i am enjoying the hell out af dead island the story is meh. The only decent thing about the story is the tape recordings, and they are entirely missable. I don't understand the logic behind this; sure, the trailer was incredible and very moving, which is saying a lot for what the game actually is, but turning that into a movie. Seriously? Are you serial?

#123 Posted by camdon (3 posts) -

Cool, franchise potential from a horror movie sub-genre that has been milked to death and back already.

#124 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

@TheJoker138 said:

To stay true to the Dead Island experience, the digital projector copies of the movie just won't work for the first week. Then all copies will randomly stop during the movie, and start over from the beginning. Sometimes characters will be magically transported to other locations that they haven't been to for 20 minutes in a cut, and then go back in the next cut.

Sounds like a David Lynch production.

#125 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@nh_213 said:

What the fuck? Dead Island practically just came out and they're going to make a movie about it?

At best it will be a generic zombie movie set on an island that achieves modest box office success.

At worst it will be a colossal waste of money and time (I'm betting on the latter)

Or it will be hugely successful like Dawn of the Dead, Zombie Land, The Walking Dead, and other very popular zombie franchises.

#126 Posted by Mikey2D (218 posts) -

Who do you voodoo?

#127 Posted by Mcbrownies (12 posts) -

@championfetus said:

Hey Lionsgate! I've got something sophisticated and edgy you can milk!

It's my penis.

WIN

#128 Posted by fullmetal5550 (345 posts) -

They are going to turn the Dead Island Trailer into a movie? That makes no sense.

#129 Posted by monstuman443 (3 posts) -

@rmanthorp: best. idea. ever.

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