Dead Rising gets live-action movie

Capcom Japan readies Inafune-directed Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun for distribution over Xbox Live; no word yet on North American release.

Capcom's original Dead Rising was so steeped in cinematic zombie history that the publisher was actually sued for copyright infringement by the producer behind the 1979 classic George A. Romero's Dawn of the Dead. Now the series is coming full circle, as Capcom Japan is making a live-action film based on its undead action game.

At this point, it's not really "live action" anymore.

The publisher has set up an official Web site for the project, called Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun in English. The site includes a trailer showing off production values and gore solidly in line with the zombie subgenre's historical B-movie nature.

The film will feature creative continuity from the game, as Dead Rising director Keiji Inafune is helming the live-action adaptation as well. Additionally, Inafune reteamed with Dead Rising scenario editor Makoto Ikehara to create the film's story. According to Capcom's US blog, "the movie follows brothers Shin and Jouji who must escape an area of Japan that has been quarantined following the spread of the disease that turns everyone into zombies."

Don't expect this undead uprising to hit theaters anytime soon. The film will be distributed over Xbox Live in Japan later this year, and Capcom told GameSpot there's no word on a North American release of any kind yet, be it digitally distributed or theatrically.

It promises to be a busy year for the franchise, as Capcom today also confirmed that Dead Rising 2 would arrive on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in 2010.

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119 comments
Jshaw71
Jshaw71

to all those dissing the quality of the video, the makers were going for a dated gory factor found on the 78 dawn of the dead, and did that purposely, i would love to see this, but my 360 is still red ringed, and i really don't care, though subtitles would be nice...

cloud345
cloud345

I smell another Dragon Ball Evolution... *Shudders*

mario_geisty
mario_geisty

Can anyone suggest to the people making this to put in English subtitles? I'm deaf, and I would highly appreciate it if they did put in subtitles.

triggerhappy56
triggerhappy56

At 1:04 I thought that was the Seon's Grocery store psycho from the game! There I go again getting my hopes up for any way to relate this "movie" to the game...

Djmaster52
Djmaster52

i watched the trailer for this on the website and lmao. now wheres the real trailer because that was awful.

Dualmask
Dualmask

Oh. Great. Another zombie movie. What makes an entertaining game does not always make an entertaining movie...

Nicaboy456
Nicaboy456

anyone else see the problem with a guy in a wheelchair trying to fight zombies let alone "run" away from them? i mean he cant get up a flight of steps without a ramp or elevator. he's stuck on ground level with them at all times lol. maybe thats the appeal lol. i still cant stop laughing!!!!

zombey1333
zombey1333

Mmm, deliciously cheesy. It looks horrible, but i'll give it a spin...tis a shame there'll be no frank west.

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

A disease? I thought the cause of zombies in the Dead Rising series was a parasite? No matter. Let's hope this one is good, because most films based off games are somewhat lacking.

Rpguru
Rpguru

Stick to little dead girls coming out of televisions please.....

rprevidi5
rprevidi5

That has gotta be the lamest zombie movie trailer I have ever seen.... What's next? Japanese Madden?

liam82517
liam82517

Keiji Inafune = Japanese Owe Boll :)

LynQ
LynQ

lol thanks for making my day soo early in the moring Gamespot

LynQ
LynQ

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JOem316
JOem316

Japanese GAME zombies = AWESOME!!!

JOem316
JOem316

Japanese Zombies = FAIL!!!

eldin4444
eldin4444

for god sake NO. I mean those zombies looked like they could use some vitamins.

COTT3R
COTT3R

hahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Dorgoth12
Dorgoth12

i hope for their own sake that this is a parody of zombie films, then it might get at least a 2/10

ArmoredAshes
ArmoredAshes

@gtownstripes While I really liked those movies, I wouldnt quite call them "nice" hahaha

ArmoredAshes
ArmoredAshes

@firebladedx Oh man I forgot that its nearing that point in the year >_> Gotta watch my back

firebladedx
firebladedx

lol silly Gamespot, April 1st isn't for months.

DeadnBuried
DeadnBuried

@ GtownStripes That would be a fair comment if it weren't for the fact that it was about a trailer for a movie based on a game, such a project is doomed from the beginning and should never be confused with genuinely good movies.

St_muscat
St_muscat

So basically were getting another Dawn of the Dead remake :P

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

looks like they really didnt care about the movie, and its pure fun. which makes good movies! i hope they wind up finding a way to translate it or get subtitles! id buy it!!!!!

GtownStripes
GtownStripes

that was a pathetic trailer... where did the nice movies go, like battle royale and ichi the killer?

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

"Want anythin from the shop..." "....(sniff)... Cornetto"

swmeek
swmeek

Crap is too good a word to call that POS! Yes Shaun of The Dead rules!

cejay0813
cejay0813

Another zombie apocalypse movie. I'd rather watch shaun of the dead

bassy26
bassy26

If you read the full article it states that the director involved is wanting to keep true to most american style zombie movies, B-type movies. Before you bash me my case in point to this would be Evil Dead [even though its not exactly a complete zombie movie, but a kick ass horror movie series]. This is why the movie seems to look so low-budget. I love the idea of keeping true to the B-type movie look for zombie movies XD

xgalacticax
xgalacticax

Reminds me of the witch in left for dead at 0:55. I will watch ANYTHING with zombies in it.

shkar
shkar

looks like the mortal combat movies of the late 1990 s....

Abecale
Abecale

I soo called it haha. This is Capcom japan, but why does it look so low budget?

shamefulness
shamefulness

Im gonna go out on a limb here and say this movie is gonna be retarded.

Steyrvolt
Steyrvolt

Put enough monkeys in a room with a camera and they'll film Kurosawa, amirite? *sigh* I love bad Japanese films.... but.... that is worse than bad. Keep in mind this is coming from a guy who owns Death Trance and Machine Girl. At least it'll be better than live-action Death Note.