The Dead by Daylight universe expands with an upcoming Blumhouse film, two new games, and a comic book.
Back in March, developers of Dead by Daylight, Behaviour Interactive, announced that the highly-popular gaming series would see a movie adaptation helmed by Jason Blum and James Wan. Today, they confirmed that the film would move forward in collaboration with Blumhouse and Atomic Monster.
For those not in the know, Atomic Monster is an iconic horror production company helmed by James Wan and responsible for iconic horror films like Annabelle, The Conjuring 2, and more recently, the M3GAN and Malignant movies.
While no real details have been shared about the upcoming film, the company did announce that they are currently in search for a director and screenwriter, pointing to the fact that the film is still in the very early development phases.
In addition to the new film, the company will release the first issue of the Dead by Daylight comic book, published in association with Titan Comics, in June. The comic will revolve around the origins of The Legion and should be an interesting canonical look into the game that inspired it.
Two New Dead by Daylight Games are in The Works
Two new titles are currently under development, set in the Dead by Daylight universe. Behaviour is collaborating with other highly-reputable development companies, including Supermassive Games and Midwinter Entertainment.
The first game is being developed with Supermassive and is a first-person interactive story, much like their other titles, Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology.
The second game, created by Midwinter Entertainment, is a multiplayer PvE game with teams of up to four. Midwinter was purchased by Behaviour in 2022 and has previously worked on the game Scavagners, a game where players teamed up in third-person PvE gunplay combat.
While it’s total speculation at this point, it’s possible that the new DbD game under development may be similar to their previous title, which can now be found on a defunct Steam page.
Regardless, it’s amazing to see Behaviour take the popularity of its flagship franchise and branch out to other forms of media. Reminiscent of the strategy employed by CD Projekt Red with both their Cyberpunk and Witcher franchises, it may show a glimpse into the video game industry’s future — melding various forms of media together for successful creative projects.
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