Zach Lipvosky is the man who will helm the Dead Rising feature film written by Tim Carter, says The Wrap. He recently helmed Leprechaun: Origins – opening in select theaters this Friday – for Lionsgate and WWE.
Carter will produce with Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner. Contradiction most recently produced the hit digital series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, G.I. Joe) will executive produce.
Dead Rising 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 storys narrative.
Crackle will debut Dead Rising as a feature-length film in the U.S. After Crackles exclusive distribution run, the show will also be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV.
Content Media will distribute Dead Rising in both feature-length and episodic formats for all international platforms.
The Dead Rising franchise has sold over 6.5 MM copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 100 MM game copies worldwide, including juggernauts Resident Evil, Street Fighter and Mega Man.