Back in June, Legendary Digital Media announced that they were making a movie based on Dead Rising. Legendary has now revealed the cast as well as the full name of the movie. The film’s title is Dead Rising: Watchtower. Rob Riggle (The Daily Show, 21 Jump Street, The Hangover) will be playing grizzled photojournalist Frank West. Joining Riggle will be Harley Morenstein, Keegan Connor Tracey, and Aleks Paunovic. Contrary to previous rumors, it seems the movie will not just be about Frank West chopping up zombies in a mall while dressed as Mega Man.
Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads 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.
Zach Lipovsky is directing. Dead Rising: Watchtower will debut on the digital streaming service Crackle.