DEAD ISLAND - 2011
by Deep Silver and Techland
Official Website of Dead Island
There's this zombie movie or trailer or something. I think it's for a game. Everything goes backwards and it is just so damn heartbreaking!
You may be talking about DEAD ISLAND.
Possibly the most emotionally touching, most emotionally wrenching, certainly one of the most horrific zombie movies ever made.
It all takes place in the space of less than three minutes and it's animated.
And on top of everything else, it was meant to be a trailer for a video game.
February 16, 2011: IGN first announces this trailer. Gamers saw it and DEAD ISLAND was as good as sold! Non-gamers saw it and were agog!
Is this the hottest Zombie trailer ever made? That's hard to say. There is also 2010's NIGHT OF THE LIVING TREKKIES!
In 2011, this was the Buzz!
September 27, 2011
Lionsgate is Making a Movie Based On the Dead Island Trailer
It doesn't get any more official than an announcement from Lionsgate motion picture group president Joe Drake; there will be a Dead Island movie, and it sounds like it will be the first major motion picture based on a video game trailer.
Continued at Kotaku.
September 2, 2011
How a viral trailer set up Dead Island as a triple-A game release next week
Dead Island is one of the most anticipated games of the fall gaming season. It comes out next week — and you probably wouldn't know about it if it weren't for a gritty, visceral game trailer that went viral thanks to social media and word of mouth.
Continued at Venturebeat.
March 17, 2011
Valve on that Dead Island trailer
Techland's eye-catching Dead Island trailer, which shows a reverse-time account of a young girl on a tropical holiday island being torn away from her parents, become a zombie and eventually be flung out of a window, turned heads - but what did Valve, the maker of Left 4 Dead, perhaps the best zombie game of this generation, think?
Continued at Eurogamer.
The trailer was so hot, even Hollywood movie directors took notice.
February 21, 2011
Dead Island Trailer Recut, Video Games as Art, and More
A couple of days ago I tweeted that the Dead Island trailer may be the greatest thing ever with zombies in it. Only two or three of you haven't seen it, but, for you, here it is:
Continued at JamesGunn.
February 17, 2011
Video Game Trailer for DEAD ISLAND Goes Viral
In the last twenty-four hours, zombie horror game Dead Island has climbed into the top trending topics on Twitter and has merited coverage by numerous blogs and entertainment sites thanks to a provocative three-minute "announcement trailer." There are even rumors that the property is being considered for a movie option.
Continued at Collider.
Dead Island has its own Wikipedia Page.
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