‘Tis the season for horror video game adaptations. Recently, The Last of Us made a successful jump from console to screen, and now Dead by Daylight hopes to do the same. A Dead by Daylight horror movie is in the works from Jason Blum and James Wan of Blumhouse and Atomic Monster, and Behaviour Interactive. Together, they’ll aim to capture the magic—or is that creeping dread?—of this multiplayer survival horror game.
What’s interesting about Dead by Daylight is that one player actually takes the role of the killer, while the other four try to survive the deadly attacks. Survivors play in the third person, while the killer plays in the first person. We can see how that could make for an interesting project of horrific cinematography. Maybe we don’t ever get a good glimpse of the killer until it’s too late.
Additionally, Dead by Daylight has a slew of different killers in its world, including some familiar horror figures. So there are plenty of directions a Dead by Daylight movie could go. Most likely, we’ll see an original killer (or ten), but it’s always fun to see an icon cameo. A drive-by Ghostface stabbing, anyone? We’re for it.
Atomic Monster Founder and CEO James Wan notes about the adaptation:
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.
We guess it’s time for us all to step into the fog together. Hopefully, we’ll get more details about the Dead by Daylight movie before the killer finds out where we’re hiding.