Dead Rising Movie Adaptation Coming

  • Zombies are still hot sh*t everywhere, so we’re not surprised to see another zombie flick being announced right before season five of The Walking Dead begins. This one is an adaptation of the game Dead Rising, and it’s coming from Legendary Entertainment.

    Deadline tells us it will star Jess Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Haysbert.

    Dead Rising is a major gaming hit, selling 7.6 million copies world wide, and in the story, zombies come from a viral outbreak, this one leading back to a government conspiracy. (At least here zombies are given a cause.) The film will be directed by Zach Lipovsky, an FX artist who also helmed Leprechaun: Origins.

    By the time you read this story, the movie will be shooting in Vancouver. Dead Rising will be released digitally through Crackle, which will be followed by SVOD, DVD, VOD, and regular TV. While we’re still wondering when a video game feature will be a big hit theaters, perhaps the big breakthrough will come through streaming.

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