Dead Rising Film Signs Director of ‘Leprechaun: Origins’
The theatrical depiction of Capcom's zany, over-the-top zombie franchise has reportedly signed a director known for the horrific re-imagining of the 'Leprechaun' franchise.
CVG reports that Zach Lipovsky is said to helm the 90-minute-long Dead Rising feature. The movie is said to be the debut production of Legendary Digital Media, a branch of Legendary Pictures. This suggests that the movie might be done in all CGI, similar to 'Resident Evil: Degeneration,' which featured characters from the games. The movie will be scripted by Tim Carter, who helped write and produce the 'Mortal Kombat: Legacy' web series. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, producer for each of the Transformers films, is rumored to be an executive producer for this project. Lipovsky recently directed WWE Studios' reboot of the 'Leprechaun' horror series, 'Leprechaun: Origins.' That's right, WWE has a movie studio (don't expect much).
'Dead Rising' will be released via Sony's free Crackle program, which streams video content in a way similar to Netflix. Content Media, the distributors of 'Halo: Forward Until Dawn,' will help bring 'Dead Rising' over to Video On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray.
Since the first Dead Rising was pretty much a giant tribute to George Romero's 'Dawn of the Dead,' we have a feeling that the Dead Rising movie might avoid the mall setting of the first game.