After nearly eight years of sequels, spin-offs, comic books, toys and merchandise; the hugely popular video game series Dead Rising is finally heading to the small screen! According to Variety, Lorenzo di Bonaventura will serve as executive producer for the upcoming film adaptation through new media production company Contradiction Films.
While the project is still searching for a director; the digitally animated film has already signed an exclusive distribution deal with Crackle, the online content provider of Sony Pictures Entertainment, but will eventually be followed by a large-scale release on a number of different formats including DVD, VOD and television.
“Dead Rising has a built-in fan base and rich characters and plotlines that are ideal for digital storytelling and on target for Legendary’s brand,” said Legendary Digital chief Tom Lesinski. “Crackle and Content are adept at distributing cutting-edge digital content and we look forward to delivering a highly engaging and cool series for a global audience.”
Written by Tim Carter, this full-length feature represents one of the first major projects to come out of Legendary Digital Media. And the collaboration between the original video game developer Capcom and international distributor Content Media all but guarantees that fans of the Dead Rising franchise will not be disappointed!
For even more information on the upcoming project, please check out the original press release from Variety online. And be sure to stop by the official websites of both Capcom and Contradiction Films for additional news, details and updates.