“Dead Island” trailer spawns novel.


Remember that awe-inspiring, award-winning CGI trailer for the forthcoming zombie survival game Dead Island?  UK novelist Mark Morris does – in fact, he’s written a book that was largely inspired by that trailer, and it’ll be seeing a release alongside the game.  Morris specializes in horror and thrillers, and has also written a number of Doctor Who novels.

Says Morris:

“Having marveled, like the rest of the world, at the stunning trailer earlier this year, I absolutely leaped at the opportunity to write the official Dead Island tie-in novel. This is a rich, exotic world of well-conceived characters, stunning locations and all-out zombie mayhem. What really attracted me to the project, however, was the fact that behind the nonstop action is a complex and multi-layered plot. I’m hugely excited and massively honoured to be a part of the Dead Island phenomenon.”

Dead Island is scheduled for release on September 6 for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC.  And just in case you’ve forgotten, here’s that trailer again.