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Dead by Daylight Movie Officially In the Works

March 3, 2023 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Dead By Daylight Image Credit: Behaviour Interactive

Dead by Daylight is headed to the big screen, with a film adaptation of the survival horror game in the works. Variety reports that Behaviour Interactive is partnering with Atomic Monster and Blumhouse for the movie, which will be based on the asymmetric horror game.

The multiplayer video game sees four players take on the role of survivors who are trapped in a locale, where they are being stalked by a horror slasher who serves a dark force known only as The Entity. The killer must eliminate all four survivors, sacrificing them to the Entity, before they can fix generators around the setting that power a door our.

The game has partnered with several known franchises from Texas Chainsaw Massacre and A Nightmare on Elm Street to Stranger Things, Silent Hill and more to bring their killers into the game, but they also have a host of original killers — some of whom are takes on tropes like The Hillbully and, but many others who are wholly original like The Huntress, The Legion, The Trickster, The Artist and more. Each of the original killers has their own backstory and lore, and the survivors also have backstories as well.

No official casting or plot synopsis has been announced for the film, as the companies are searching for a director and writer.

“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,” said James Wan of Atomic Monster.

Jason Blum, 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.”

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