Dead Rising is going to be a movie, but it’s not coming to cinemas

Friday, 20th June 2014 04:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Dead Rising is going to be a movie, thanks to Legendary Pictures’ new digital label.


Although it will be a full-length feature, Dead Rising is heading straight to Sony’s video on demand service, Crackle.

Video-on-demand is not the kiss of death straight-to-video is, of course, and in this case seems quite deliberate; according to a Variety report, it’s the first project to come out of Legendary Digital Media, the new digital-focused arm of Legendary Pictures.

The feature will be produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who’s behind the Transformers franchise, and although a director has not been named the script comes courtesy of Contradiction Films’ Tim Carter. Contradiction produced the Mortal Kombat: Legacy series, which wasn’t too awful and was certainly enjoyed far and wide.

Outside of territories where Crackle is a thing, the film will be distributed by Content Media Corp. It will be released on other video services as well as TV and DVD after its Crackle period ends.

The Dead Rising franchise has sold over 6.5 million copies worldwide, and I suppose this was inevitable; The Walking Dead has brought zombies back into mainstream media’s attention as a viable thing after a few years’ respite. Let’s hope Frank’s in it.

Thanks, GameInformer.



  1. salarta

    Needs more Stacey Forysthe.

    I guess it might be interesting, but the most important element is cost. If they demand purchase only, or make the rental price ridiculously high, then they can forget about getting very big numbers. Sony’s notoriously idiotic about digital rentals, meaning they don’t offer them at all for most of their films. It’s like they WANT to encourage pirating.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. KineticCalvaria

    Uwe Boll or GTFO!

    #2 6 months ago
  3. bradk825

    I know Crackle is available on Xbox, but I just found the line a little humourous that Dead Rising’s moving is going to go on a Sony service.

    #3 6 months ago

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