Atomic Monster and Blumhouse, two major players in the horror film industry, are teaming up with Behaviour Interactive, Canada’s largest gaming studio, to bring the popular horror multiplayer game, Dead by Daylight, to the big screen! Since its launch in 2016, Dead by Daylight has become a hit with over 50 million players worldwide, and now fans will get to experience the heart-pumping terror of the game in movie form.
In Dead by Daylight, one player takes on the role of a savage Killer, while the other four players try to escape and avoid getting caught, tortured, and killed. The game features a wide range of demented killers, including The Nurse, The Wraith, The Hag, and even classic movie villains like Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Pinhead. The game has created an incredible environment teeming with atmosphere and terrifying villains, making it perfect for a scary cinematic adaptation.
James Wan, Founder, and CEO of Atomic Monster, expressed his excitement about bringing the game to the big screen, stating, “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.”
Jason Blum, Founder, and CEO of Blumhouse, added, “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. We know our partners at Behaviour and Atomic Monster will help us bring the best version of this game to life.”
Stephen Mulrooney, Executive Vice President at Behaviour Interactive, also expressed his excitement about the collaboration, stating, “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. Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are the ideal partners to craft ‘Dead by Daylight’s’ killer entrance onto the big screen.”
With two million players venturing into The Fog every single day, Dead by Daylight has become a cultural phenomenon in the gaming world. Now, with the film adaptation in the works, fans can look forward to experiencing that same heart-pumping terror on the big screen. This project is a perfect fit for Blum and Wan to team up on, and fans can expect a fun and frightening slasher horror movie that will keep them on the edge of their seats.