Dead by Daylight movie coming from Blumhouse

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Movie: The Game: The Movie

Behaviour Interactive’s asymmetical multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight, will soon hit the silver screen courtesy of Blumhouse and Atomic Monsters. There currently is neither a screenwriter nor director signed to the project, so that’s more or less all we’re getting for now in terms of concrete information.

“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,” says Atomic Monster Founder and CEO James Wan.

Dead by Daylight is a constantly expanding title that has grown to absorb characters from other video game and movie franchises like Resident Evil, Scream, and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. As James Wan pointed out in his PR quote, the game is a love letter to slasher movies. That kind of makes me confused about why it needs to be adapted into a movie. It’s strength is emulating movies already, so you’re essentially making a game about movies into a movie.

I guess it’s a brand recognition thing here. Everything’s about branding.

Still, it’s a largely empty foundation to build a narrative on, so it could be really good. It certainly has the studio power behind it, even though we don’t have any idea what the creative force is going to look like.

In the opposite motion, Blumhouse just recently announced that they’ve established a video game studio of their own, so I look forward to a game based on the Dead by Daylight movie.

Dead by Daylight was released in the halcyon days of 2016. It’s currently available on PC, mobile, Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Zoey Handley
Staff Writer - Zoey is a gaming gadabout. She got her start blogging with the community in 2018 and hit the front page soon after. Normally found exploring indie experiments and retro libraries, she does her best to remain chronically uncool.