The search is on for a director and writer, as Atomic Monster and Blumhouse have teamed with Behavior Interactive to produce the film based on the multiplayer game that boasts over 50 million players worldwide.
Out of the Fog and onto the big screen! Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are teaming up with Canadian gaming studio Behaviour Interactive to develop a feature film adaptation of the game company’s global hit horror multiplayer game, Dead by Daylight.
“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.”
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.”
Since its launch in 2016, Dead by Daylight has reached over 50 million players worldwide. The game features a vast, spooky universe filled with iconic villains and monsters from TV, film, and other horror games.
The search for a director and a screenwriter has already begun. "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."
Wan, Blum and Mulrooney will produce, while Behaviour Interactive’s Remi Racine, Atomic Monster’s Michael Clear and Judson Scott, Blumhouse’s Ryan Turek, and Striker Entertainment’s Russell Binder executive produce.