From the production studio that brought us The Purge and M3GAN.
A woman in a bloodied, ragged dress is floating inches above the ground in a makeshift hospital room, a tight sack is wrapped around her head.

Atomic Monster and Blumhouse are teaming up with Dead by Daylight developer Behaviour Interactive to create a film based on the asymmetrical multiplayer game. Details on this announcement are light but we do know that it will expand upon the Dead by Daylight universe rather than attempt to be a straight adaptation of the game.

The movie is still probably ages away from being released. At present, Atomic Monster's James Wan and Blumhouse's Jason Blum are only now starting to search for a director and screenwriter. These two, along with Behaviour Interactive's executive vice president Stephen Mulrooney will all serve as producers on the film.

With Dead by Daylight having been released in 2016, the game still pulls in anywhere from about 30K to 45K concurrent players at any given time of the day just on Steam. That's really not too shabby when you realize the game is also on PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, mobile, and Stadia. Whether or not there will still be that much interest when this movie is actually completed in a few years really remains to be seen.

A statement about this new adaptation by James Wan was shared with Variety:

"In ‘Dead by Daylight’ the Behaviour team has created a love letter to the world of horror, building an incredible environment teeming with atmosphere and terrifying villains — perfect for a scary cinematic adaptation. We’re big fans of the game at Atomic Monster, and are thrilled to be teaming up with Blumhouse to bring this frighteningly visceral world to the big screen."
Dead by Daylight is a multiplayer focused game where one player takes on the role of a killer, while other players try to survive while fixing generators in order to escape the killer's confines. A lot of the killers are from very popular horror films, shows, and games like Michael Myers from Halloween, Leatherface from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Freddy Krueger from A Nightmare on Elm Street, Pyramid Head from Silent Hill, and so on. The game also features a number of original killers.

It will be interesting to see how the film handles the variety of original and licensed killers. Either it will focus purely on original content or they go The Cabin in the Woods route and feature everyone. That would be amazing actually because The Cabin in the Woods is such a great movie.