Dead Rising Movie Hits Xbox This Weekend

"Watchtower" will be available through the Crackle app on Xbox 360 and Xbox One March 20-26.


Dead Rising: Watchtower, the upcoming movie based on Capcom's zombie game franchise, will debut March 27 through Sony's streaming service Crackle. But Xbox owners can watch it a week early.

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Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb has announced that Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners can watch the movie through the Crackle app on Xbox Live starting Friday, March 20. The film will be available exclusively through the Crackle app on Xbox until March 26.

Like the game, Watchtower takes place during a zombie outbreak. After a government-produced vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, four survivors seek out the root of the epidemic while fighting to stay alive against hordes of undead.

Watchtower was directed by Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky. It stars Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen, and Dennis Haysbert, with Rob Riggle in the role of Frank West.

In other video game movie news, the first trailer for Adam Sandler's Pixels has arrived.

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