Just shy of a year after the third installment of Capcom’s hit video game franchise Dead Rising hit stores, we’ve just gotten word that the property is getting a feature film adaptation, which should put a huge smile on the faces of all who dig some good old fashioned undead mayhem.
Per IGN, Legendary has sold the domestic film rights for Dead Rising to Crackle, marking the first release from Legendary’s digital division. The feature film will be exclusively available through the online distributor, followed by an SVOD, DVD, VOD, and TV roll-out.
Content Media Corporation will distribute the movie in both feature-length and episodic formats for all international platforms.
Dead Rising takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic — with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage will all play a key role in the movie’s story.
The script will be written by Tim Carter, who will also produce the film alongside Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner (the same company that produced Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.
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