Dead Rising, a game that has seen at least one iteration of it banned in Germany, is being transformed into a feature-length film. Of course, when it comes to video games being turned into films, the results of that has proven to be a mixed bag after all these years, with no guarantee that it will be a success. Hopefully things will be positive for the Dead Rising movie, where it is touted to stream on Sony’s Crackle video service in the U.S. first, according to the folks over at Variety.
Tim Carter will be directing Dead Rising, and the movie will be produced by Tomas Harlan, where the two of them happen to own Contradiction Films, and did churn out the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series in the past. Dead Rising happens to be the maiden project for Legendary Pictures’ digital division, Legendary Digital Media. To add some weight to the effort, you might be pleased to hear that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, the Transformers and G.I. Joe movie producer, will also executive produce the digital feature.
Once its run on Crackle has past, expect the Dead Rising movie to be made available on-demand as well as on physical media. Are you stoked as to what the movie will look like?