Lionsgate has announced that it has picked up the option to make a film out of Deep Silver's first-person zombie survival game Dead Island.

The film will be based on the games' first artful trailer, which you can see below, and will attempt to focus on human emotion, family ties and non-linear storytelling.

It is currently in the early development stage with producers attached, headed up by Sean Daniel (The Mummy, Tombstone, Dazed and Confused).

"Like the hundreds of journalists and millions of fans who were so passionate and vocal about the Dead Island trailer, we too were awestruck." said Lionsgate President Joe Drake.

"This is exactly the type of property we're looking to adapt at Lionsgate - it's sophisticated, edgy, and a true elevation of a genre that we know and love. It also has built in brand recognition around the world, and franchise potential." he continued.