The domestic film rights for the video game “Dead Rising” has been acquired by Crackle. The film is based on the zombie survival game form Capcom and Legendary Pictures.
The press release says,
“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 the film premieres on Crackle is will also be available on SVOD, DVD, VOD, and TV.
Tim Carter is writing the script and is also producing the film alongside Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner (the same company that produced Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.
“We are excited to be working with Legendary and Lorenzo, who have both created immersive properties for fans around the world,” said Carter and Harlan. “As avid players of the game, we’re extremely thrilled to take the popular franchise that millions have embraced and give them the opportunity to experience it on a new platform.”