Full-Length Dead Rising Movie in the Works, Will Debut on Crackle

Capcom's zombie franchise getting a film adaptation.

Capcom's popular zombie series Dead Rising is now the latest video game franchise to get a movie deal. Variety reports that a full-length digital film based on the series is in development and will debut on Sony's Crackle streaming service. The film will become the first project created by Legendary Digital Media, the offshoot of Warcraft and Godzilla studio Legendary Pictures.

Though there's no word yet on a director or cast for the Dead Rising movie, Variety reports that Transformers franchise producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will serve as executive producer on the film. Tim Carter will write the script alongside Tomas Harlan for Contradiction Films, which recently produced the Mortal Kombat Legacy digital series. No release date was mentioned.

Here's how Variety sets up the story for the Dead Rising movie: "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."

After its initial run on Crackle, the Dead Rising movie will be released on DVD, TV, and video on demand. The most recent Dead Rising game was Xbox One launch title Dead Rising 3, which is coming to PC on September 5.

There are a number of video game movie projects currently in the works, including films based on franchises like The Last of Us, Assassin's Creed, Resident Evil, and Warcraft.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch
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16 comments
DemoKnight10656
DemoKnight10656

this better go through I remember them talking about a red faction movie but that didn't go through I know halo went through tho

CatAtomic999
CatAtomic999

Wow, what a coincidence. Just yesterday I was asking myself why no one ever makes zombie or vampire movies. Or tv shows. Or games. Or comics. Or books. There's just like, nothing out there.

Evil_Sidekick
Evil_Sidekick

Debut on Sony.....the irony is glorious.

Even so, if it's going to debut on a streaming service, i more than sure it will suck like no tomorrow.

It will make RE movies look good

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

This is the most random news I've heard all day.  Crackle....wow.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

FOUR leads in a zombie outbreak eh...... I see all the creative talent Left 4 Dead Rising it seems.....

FET4LJUICE
FET4LJUICE

Well they better have the heroes using crazy combo weapons and be extremely cheesy like the games are.

meowstan
meowstan

Hmm sounds like a good concept it better have cheesy over powered weapons that spill zombie blood everywhere, or I'll pass!

fatalscorpion
fatalscorpion

Sweet I'll be watching it and I hope its super cheesy and gorey

pharoe777
pharoe777

Could be good, Mortal Kombat Legacy was 100 X's better than the movies !  Not holding my breathe over this though.

wookiegr
wookiegr

lol... DVD. Those were the days.

unreal849
unreal849

Well, this is going to be a quality release....  /endsarcasm


I love DR as a game, but the plot is incredibly stupid, and is in no way a good fit for a movie.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@unreal849 The only way it would be any good, I think, is if they actually make the movie's plot a bit stupid as well. Have the characters use unconventional weapons to fight the zombies. Making it (un)dead serious will kill any interest I have in it, even as a so-bad-it-might-be-good movie to watch on TV or youtube.

hystavito
hystavito

@Hurvl @unreal849 Movies based on games usually go for appealing to lots of people rather than just the fans of the game.  Weird and wacky weapons and such would represent the game well, but might be considered too stupid to average person watching the movie.  So, not sure they will go that route.