‘Dead by Daylight’ gets film adaptation from Blumhouse and James Wan

‘Dead by Daylight’ gets film adaptation from Blumhouse and James Wan

In a statement, Wan called the multiplayer survival horror game "perfect for a scary cinematic adaptation"

March 9, 2023
The hit multiplayer survival horror and action game “Dead by Daylight” will be getting a film adaptation. 
Canadian gaming studio Behaviour Interactive will collaborate with production companies Atomic Monster and Blumhouse on the adaptation, according to Variety.
“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,” James Wan, the CEO and founder of Atomic Monster, said in a statement. “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 project is still in its early stages, with a search for its director and screenwriter currently underway.
“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,” Jason Blum, the CEO and co-founder of Blumhouse, shared.
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Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are no strangers to the world of horror.
Atomic Monster is behind several hit films, including “Annabelle” (2014), “Lights Out” (2016) and “There’s Someone Inside Your House” (2021). Wan has produced films such as “The Conjuring 2” (2016), “The Nun” (2018), “Annabelle Comes Home” (2019) and “M3GAN” (2022).
Blumhouse has produced popular franchises such as “Paranormal Activity” (2007–2021), “Insidious” (2010–2023), and “The Purge” (2013–2021), among many others. Blum has produced hit films such as “Sinister” (2012), Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” (2017), “Halloween” (2018), “Us” (2019) and “M3GAN” (2022).
Wan, Blum and Stephen Mulrooney, the executive vice president at Behaviour Interactive, will produce “Dead by Daylight”’s film adaptation, while Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott, Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek and Striker Entertainment’s Russell Binder will executive produce.
“Dead by Daylight,” which was first released in 2016, has been played by over 50 million people.
In the multiplayer game, four players act as survivors while one player is given the role of a killer. Throughout the years, iconic characters from films such as “Halloween” (2018) and “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984) have been introduced in the game.
Last year, “Dead by Daylight” notably introduced Japanese horror icon Sadako Yamamura.

      Isa Peralta

      Isa Peralta is a Senior Editor for NextShark




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