Dead Rising movie gets the green light

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 21, 2014 11:00am PDT

Another video game is about to receive the feature film treatment. This time around, it's Capcom's Dead Rising franchise, which is set to come from Contradiction Films and Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura. Don't look for this one to hit theaters, though. Reports have this movie coming straight to Sony's Crackle service.

According to Variety, Tim Carter is set to write and produce the film. A director and any lead actors/actresses have not been revealed. There are also no details on the main plot and whether the movie will follow the exploits of reporter Frank West, Fortune City survivor Chuck Greene, or more-recent frontman Nick Ramos. Regardless of which character takes center stage, though, expect zombies and lots of them.

Crackle is a free streaming movie service from Sony, which maintains its pricing model through commercial ads. It's available across a number of media devices, including iOS, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. After an initial run, the Dead Rising movie will release on-demand and on Blu-Ray/DVD.

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