The Dead Rising game franchise has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide since 2006. As the survival game continues to grow in popularity, Capcom’s Dead Rising has now become a hot target for a live-action movie adaptation. In fact, there’s already a Dead Rising movie in the works and it’s scheduled to stream online through Crackle in the very near future.
Officially titled Dead Rising: Watchtower, is a feature-length movie based on the video game franchise which 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 play an important role in the story’s narrative.
Starring Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert, Dead Rising: Watchtower is scheduled to stream online via Crackle on March 27, 2015.
Check out the slick poster and first trailer below to get an idea on whats to come.