Dennis Haysbert Experiences Dead Rising
Well, he’s no Frank West, but we now have our first cast member for Legendary Digital and Crackle’s upcoming adaptation of the Capcom game Dead Rising. The Wrap is reporting that one of “24”‘s most memorable presidents, Dennis Haysbert, has signed on for some zombie slaying!
Sony’s Crackle will give the 90-minute feature, directed by Leprechaun: Origins‘ Zach Lipovsky, an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD, and TV.
Content Media Corp. (Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn) will distribute both feature-length and episodic formats on 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 was written by Tim Carter, who also produces 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) is the executive producer.