Eric J. Cullen
'Dead by Daylight' Movie In Development With Blumhouse & Atomic Monster
The hit multiplayer horror experience from Behaviour Interactive, Dead by Daylight, is set to get a feature film adaptation from two powerhouses in horror, James Wan and Jason Blum.
In partnership with Wan's Atomic Monster and Blum's Blumhouse, Behaviour Interactive hopes to bring the bloody world to the big screen, a world where Killers stalk Survivors in the hope of catching them and sacrificing them on large hooks to a being known as the Entity.
“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,” says Behaviour Interactive Executive Vice President Stephen Mulrooney. “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,” says 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.”
The Dead by Daylight movie is still very early in development. No writer or director has been offered up yet by either Blumhouse or Atomic Monster, but a search is underway for a creative mind that according to Wan, "...appreciates and loves the world as much as we do."
More news is sure to come from all avenues, including Behaviour Interactive, Blumhouse, and Atomic Monster, and until the day the film finally arrives in theater, or streaming, you can familiarize yourself with the Dead by Daylight lore by playing the game on console or PC.