Blumhouse, James Wan’s Atomic Monster, and Canadian gaming studio Behaviour Interactive have teamed up to bring the horror video game Dead by Daylight to the big screen! Variety reports that a movie is coming, with the search for a writer and director already getting underway.
“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,” Stephen Mulrooney, executive vice president at Behaviour Interactive, told Variety. “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.”
Dead by Daylight allows players to take on the role of either a slasher killer or a survivor. Since its launch in 2016, the game has reached over 50 million players around the world.
“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,” Wan says. “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.”
“We know there are so many fans of ‘Dead by Daylight’ out there and think it’s imperative we find someone who appreciates and loves the world as much as we do, to help us bring the game to the big screen,” says Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum. “We know our partners at Behaviour and Atomic Monster will help us bring the best version of this game to life.”
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)