Dying Light: Spotlight Edition charges $10,000,000 for role in upcoming film

dying light
How much would you pay to in the big screen adaptation of a popular video game? Dying Light developer Techland believes the answer is $10 million. The developer and UK retailer GAME unveiled Dying Light: Spotlight Edition, a one-of-a-kind collector’s edition that includes a speaking role in an upcoming film version of the parkour- and zombie-heavy 2015 first-person action game Thursday.

The exorbitantly expensive offering comes alongside a pair of new, regularly priced Dying Light products; a free downloadable update, Dying Light: The Following, and a retail re-release, Dying Light: Enhanced Edition, which compiles the game and post-release DLC on a disc for $60.

According to a promotional image — see below — the wealthiest, most die-hard Dying Light fan in DyingLightSpotlightthe world will get a “supporting role” in the film, acting lessons from voice actor Roger Craig Smith, best known for his work as Ezio in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, parkour and driving stunt training, a signed copy of the script, the opportunity to get professionally zombified by a make-up artist, and paid trips to attend all of the film’s international premieres.

The package also includes the opportunity to record dialogue for Dying Light protagonist Kyle Crane in an upcoming “special edition” of the game, and four copies of Dying Light: Enhanced Edition, signed by members of the development team.

Now before you run off and start selling everything you own to raise money for this, it’s worth pointing out that this is the first public mention of a film based on Dying Light. Then again, the developer presumably has strong ties to the film industry thanks to the game’s publisher, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.

This is not the first ridiculously expensive Dying Light collector’s edition, either. Techland offered a $386,000 “special edition” of the game when it was first released, which came with parkour lessons, a life-size zombie statue, and the chance to have an enemy’s face modeled to look like the customer.

If you’re interested in purchasing the package you can contact the retailer through their website.

Movies & TV

Why ruin a good thing? These are some of the worst movie sequels ever made

A sequel that doesn't compare to the original film isn't worth making, right? Unfortunately, this is Hollywood we're talking about. We've picked out 12 films which will go down as some of the worst follow-ups ever made.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to endangered cats

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Gaming

Fancy ‘Kingdom Hearts III’ PlayStation 4 Pro launches alongside game in January

A limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle for Kingdom Hearts III will launch alongside the game in January. The system included has a special design on the side, as does the controller.
Home Theater

What’s new on Netflix and what’s leaving in January 2019

Our complete list of what's new on Netflix for January 2019 and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on your bingeing, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming ether.
Gaming

Sharing your best gameplay moments is quick and easy on the Xbox One

The current generation of consoles make it easier than ever to share your gaming highlights with the world. Here's a quick guide on how you can record a gameplay video on Xbox One.
Gaming

‘Kingdom Hearts III’ out in the wild, director asks for support to stop spoilers

Kingdom Hearts III has been leaked, with several copies of the game out in the wild. The game's director, Tetsuya Nomura, responded to the situation, calling for help from gamers to stop spoilers from spreading online.
Gaming

The history of Battle Royale: From mod to worldwide phenomenon

Battle royale games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds’ and Fortnite have become the biggest trend in video games. The genre is also pushing the envelope in streaming and eSports in a way that might hint at the future of the industry.
Gaming

The DualShock 4 is one of the best controllers ever, and you can use it with a PC

Sony's new DualShock 4 controller has become a fan favorite, and some people want to use it with a PC. Here's how to connect your DualShock 4 and start using it, either with an official adapter, or unofficial software.
Gaming

Project Stream testers get to keep a free copy of ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’

Those who participated in Google's technical test of Project Stream won't be able to access the service to play Assassin's Creed Odyssey after January 15, but they'll get to keep the game on PC anyway.
Gaming

Newest ‘Destiny 2’ raid already completed by two-person team

The latest raid in Destiny 2: Forsaken is Scourge of the Past, and a two-person team has already managed to complete it. The task took 15 hours of trial-and-error effort before the duo managed to take down the final boss.
Gaming

The 25 best SNES games

The Super Nintendo Entertainment System might be the greatest game console ever made, but what are the best titles for the system? Here are our picks for the best SNES games, including A Link to the Past and Chrono Trigger.
Deals

Need a discounted Xbox bundle by Christmas? Walmart has you covered

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have both come and gone, but you can still save some cash on a new Xbox One bundle at Walmart. Both the Xbox One S and the Xbox One X are on sale now.
Gaming

With our Steam guide, you can give the gift of gaming this holiday season

The holidays may have passed, but it's always a good time to give the gift of gaming (especially when there's a Steam sale)! Here's our quick guide on how to give a Steam game as a gift.
Gaming

‘Fortnite’ update 7.10 brings a rotating selection of modes big and small

The latest update for Fortnite introduces 14 Days of Fortnite, an event that brings back large and small battle royale modes as well as brand new ones to enjoy during the holiday season.