Legendary Entertainment and Sony’s Crackle is out to animate its Zombie Video game “Dead Rising” into a full-blown movie, “Dead Rising: Watchtower”. “Desperate Housewives” star Jesse Metcalfe was chosen among others to star in the studio’s first-ever venture to Digital Media For more details on this story, read on.
Based on the open world action survival horror Capcom video game franchise, the pic 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.
Actor Jesse Metcalfe and Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, Dennis Haysbert are set to star in the upcoming zombie flick. “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. Filming began on September 30, 2014 in Vancouver. “Dead Rising: Watch Tower” will debut as 90-minute feature on Sony’s digital platform Crackle in the U.S. and will be made available through SVOD, DVD, VOD, and TV.
“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 2nd game allows players to manufacture their own customized weapons by combining items. It also features a multiplayer mode. As of February 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 January 22, 2014, Capcom announced that the game has sold one million copies and as of March 31, 2014, 1.2 million copies.
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