Hit horror game Dead by Daylight is about to become even bigger as Canadian gaming studio Behaviour Interactive has teamed up with James Wan’s production studio Atomic Monster and multimedia company Blumhouse to develop a movie adaptation of the popular horror game.
Ever since it launched in 2016, Dead by Daylight has amassed more than 50 million players globally with as high as 2 million daily active players. The game creators recently announced that Dead by Daylight would be adapted into a comic book series, during this announcement they teased the concept of a movie adaptation and now we have official confirmation.
Atomic Monster Founder and CEO James Wan added, “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.”
The survival horror game features a vast universe that challenges players to survive the foggy night of being hunted by the titles original characters and some of the most iconic horror villains from TV, movies and video games.
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“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.”
All three companies involved are currently searching for a screenwriter and director to helm the upcoming movie adaptation as the franchise looks to expand and take its horror story to a new audience.
“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,” said Jason Blum, Blumhouse Founder and CEO. “We know our partners at Behaviour and Atomic Monster will help us bring the best version of this game to life.”
Both Wan, Blum and Mulrooney will act as producers on the film while Behaviour Interactive’s Rémi Racine, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott, Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek, and Striker Entertainment’s Russell Binder are executive producers.