‘The Mortuary Assistant’ Video Game Getting Film Adaptation

by Jayson Drury

Some corpses don’t have the good sense to stay dead.

A live-action adaptation of the supernatural first-person horror video game The Mortuary Assistant is being developed by DreadXP and Epic Pictures Group, according to a report on Deadline.

Since its launch last month, The Mortuary Assistant–developed by Brian Clarke–has been a hit with critics and gamers alike. The video game tells the story of Rebecca Owens who, on her first day at her new job at River Fields Mortuary, learns things may not be as they seem.

Not only has she been called in to complete an embalming, due to a family emergency, but there might be a supernatural malevolence at play in the body freezer–leaving Rebecca to battle demons in her quest to stay alive.

The upcoming film–written and directed by Jeremiah Kipp (Slapface)–is produced by Patrick Ewald, the video game’s producer, with Clarke, Ted Hentschike and Abbey Smith serving as executive producers. No casting choices or production schedules have yet been announced.

Keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on The Mortuary Assistant.


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