‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’ Releases First Poster for Film Adaptation

By Kevyn Cortez | 2 years ago
‘Dead Rising: Watchtower’ Releases First Poster for Film Adaptation

According to Comicbook.com, the first official poster for the digital feature film adaptation of the  videogame  franchise, "Dead Rising: Watchtower," has been released by IGN. Read on to learn more about it.

Based on the open world action survival horror Capcom video game franchise, the upcoming "Dead Rising" adaptation is set in a post-apocalyptic zombie setting. A group of survivors must now try their best to survive the aftermath of the failed vaccine from the government and to find out the cause of the viral outbreak. Click here to check out the poster.


Actors Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Dennis Haysbert are set to star in the upcoming zombie flick. Rob Riggle was announced to be playing Frank West, along with Harley Morenstein as Pryo, Aleks Paunovich as Logan and Keegan Connor Tracy as Jordan.

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” will be directed by "Leprechaun: Origins" helmer Zach Lipovsky from a script written by Tim Carter. Carter and Tomas Harlan of Contradiction Films will be producing the script, while “Transformer” franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will be on board as executive producer.

Moreover, the filming began on Sept. 30, 2014 in Vancouver. Sony’s digital platform, Crackle, will have the domestic rights of the film and which will will debut as 90-minute feature to be distributed internationally by Content Media Corp, which will be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV after its run on Crackle

“Dead Rising” is a series of open-world survival horror video games created by Capcom. Its first game entitled “Dead Rising” follows the story of the photojournalist, Frank West, who ends up trapped in a shopping mall in fictional Willamette, Colorado. There, he must defend himself against zombies, psychos, rescue fellow survivors and stay alive while trying to figure out the truth behind the incident. Upon its release, the game received generally positive reviews, according to Capcom, the game has shipped 500,000 copies in its first month after its release and a million copies worldwide by the end of 2006.

The game spawned a sequel in 2010 entitled, “Dead Rising 2,” featuring a new protagonist, Chuck Greene. The second game allows players to manufacture their own customized weapons by combining items. It also features a multiplayer mode. As of Feb. 2, 2011, Capcom stated that the title has sold more than 2.2 million copies worldwide.

Moreover, a third game, “Dead Rising 3,” was recently released last year. Players now control new protagonist Nick Ramos. Combining weapons have been made more convenient as they can now be made without the need of a workbench unlike “Dead Rising 2.” It also allows players to create “Combo Vehicles” as well as a two player cooperative gameplay, where the primary player controls Nick and the second player assumes the role of Dick, a trucker who survives the outbreak. On Jan. 22, 2014, Capcom announced that the game has sold one million copies and as of Mar. 31, 2014, 1.2 million copies.

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