For better or for worse, there will be a full-length, digital flick based on Capcom’s zombie game, Dead Rising. According to Variety, the film will be the first project to come out of Legendary Digital Media, and will be streamed on Sony’s Crackle, with international distribution rights handed to Content Media.
Legendary Digital chief Tom Lesinski had this to say about the film adaptation:
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 Dead Rising movie will be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV after its run on Crackle, and will feature zombies as one might expect. Currently, there’s no release date given for the digital film.
Pundits can at least breathe a sigh of relief that this will be a digital film and won’t be hitting theaters.