Legendary Pictures has plans to bring a Dead Rising video game adaptation to Crackle. The project marks the first project by studio's Digital Media department.
The Capcom zombie survival video game is set during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to prevent the spread of the infection, the four government leaders must evade infection while pursuing the root of the epidemic. All signs are pointing to a government conspiracy.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the film with Mortal Kombat: Legacy's Tim Carter, who is also writing the project. A director has not been set. The movie will be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV after it makes its run on Crackle.
Legendary Digital chief Tom Lesinski had this to say about the project.
"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. 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."
The video game franchise has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide.