Dead by Daylight is headed to the silver screen. As reported by Variety, Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are teaming up with Behaviour Interactive to develop a feature film adaptation of the Canadian developer’s hit multiplayer (4 vs. 1) horror game, which launched in 2016 and has since reached over 50 million players worldwide, allowing one to take on the role of the single Killer or as one of four survivors who must avoid being caught and killed. One of the bigger attractions of Dead by Daylight is its crossover expansions, which introduced characters from Silent Hill, Resident Evil, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and other popular horror franchises.
“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.”
“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,” said Atomic Monster Founder and CEO James Wan. “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,” 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.”
From a Variety report:
The companies are commencing their search for a director and a screenwriter for the project.
Wan, Blum and Stephen Mulrooney are producers on the film. Behaviour Interactive’s Remi Racine; Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott; Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek, and Striker Entertainment’s Russell Binder are executive producers.
Blumhouse, Blum’s company and the makers of “Paranormal Activity” and “The Black Phone,” are planning to merge with Wan’s Atomic Monster, the company behind “Malignant” and “Annabelle.” The deal, announced last year, is anticipated to close sometime in the summer.