Dead Rising movie on the way, director confirmed

Leprechaun: Origins director signs on to direct film based on Capcom’s Dead Rising

Video game series Dead Rising has been confirmed for a movie
Video game series Dead Rising has been confirmed for a movie

Zombie videogame Dead Rising will be getting the movie treatment as Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky has signed on to direct.

The Wrap reports that the movie comes from Legendary, Crackle and producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, and will be the first film from Legendary Digital Media.

What this means is that the film will be getting a digital platform release rather than a theatrical run.

In addition to his work on the Leprechaun reboot, Lipovsky also worked on excellent found-footage horror Afflicted, which we were big fans of at FrightFest Glasgow earlier this year.

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