“DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER” takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak based on the hugely popular video game. The film adaptation will be released exclusively on Crackle.com which is owned by SONY.
When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, a team of news misfits 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. “The Dead Rising” game franchise has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 100 MM game copies worldwide, including juggernauts “Resident Evil,” “Street Fighter” and “Mega Man.”
Legendary Entertainment’s Television and Digital Media division will produce “DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER.”
STARRING: Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Meghan Ory (Intelligence, Once Upon a Time), Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS), Dennis Haysbert ( 24, MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN) and Rob Riggle (21 Jumpstreet, SNL)
Exclusively on Crackle on March 27th, 2015.