Remember when I told you all that a movie based on the Dead Rising videogame series was in the works for Sony’s Crackle digital service? Yeah, I wasn’t thrilled about the concept either, but proving movies work in mysterious ways, I’m now excited for a film I’ll probably never see thanks to some genius casting.
Rob Riggle (best known for his stints on The Daily Show, various TV shows and movies, and being a Lt Colonel in the f**king Marine Corps) has signed on to play the series’ hero, Frank West, a photographer who has covered wars. The film also has an official title and synopsis:
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.
If there’s anyone who could capture both the terror and zaniness a Dead Rising film would need to muster, it’s f**king Rob Riggle. We’ll keep you posted when a release date is announced.[via The Verge]