DreadXP and Epic Pictures Group have announced that The Mortuary Assistant, the popular horror game, will be receiving a feature film adaptation.
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The film will be written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp, whose other credits include Slapface, Draw Up and Stare, Broken Badges, Black Wave, and The Sadist. Patrick Ewald will produce and Abbey Smith will co-produce. Brian Clarke and Ted Hentschke will executive produce. Casting has yet to be announced.
“The incredible reception to The Mortuary Assistant has cemented it as one of DreadXP’s most successful games to date,” said Patrick Ewald, CEO of Epic Pictures Group. “The world Brian Clarke created is rich with lore and the perfect subject to expand upon with a live-action feature film. DreadXP’s parent company Epic Pictures Group is already in a prime position to make that happen, having financed, produced, and distributed over 100 films over the past 15 years.”
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“Having completed your degree in mortuary sciences, you have taken on an apprenticeship at River Fields Mortuary,” reads the game’s synopsis. “Over the past several months, you have logged many hours aiding the Mortician in daily tasks along with learning the ins and outs of the embalming process as well as how to properly handle and care for the deceased. Late one night, you are called into work to handle some embalmings. Death doesn’t keep daytime hours. But there is something different about these bodies because there is something different about you. The phone rings with the Mortician on the other end. The rumors are true, and you can not leave.”