A little more than two years ago, the teaser trailer for the video game Dead Island became an Internet phenomenon, and Lionsgate quickly scooped up the adaptation rights. Today, Machinima has released a live-action remake of the trailer that teases what the movie might look like. Dead Island has been in development since 2011, and since that time, the game has sold over 5 million copies and spawned a sequel of its own.
Dead Island is a video game developed by Techland, which centers on a zombie-infested Banoi Island, just off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a wild and untamed paradise, virtually untouched by modern civilizations. From the lush rain forests to the mountain highlands to the white sandy beaches, Banoi is considered the pearl in the necklace of the Oceania Archipelago. For many, it is Heaven on Earth - a place of peace and pristine beauty where travelers can leave the worries and cares of the workday world behind. But something evil has arrived in paradise, spreading chaos, madness, and death. Heaven has become Hell, and for those who still cling to life, there is only one thing left to do: survive.