A feature adaptation of Behaviour Interactive's best-selling survival horror video game, Dead By Daylight, is in the works.
The movie is being developed by Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster, with the goal of creating a "scary cinematic adaptation" of the multiplayer fright-fest.
“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.”
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.” “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."
Since its launch in 2016, Dead by Daylight has reached over 50 million players globally, with two million stepping into "The Fog" every day.
A director and writer are currently being sought.