Video game movies are coming back, or at the very least a Dead Rising film is on its way. The Capcom franchise, which mixes open-world adventure with fast-paced zombie-killing action and the creative joy of a world of weapons to try your hand at taking the undead down a few limbs, is launching its first feature film, Dead Rising: Watchtower this July.
Dead Rising: Watchtower follows Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe), a reporter trying to make it big – but the pursuit of his career-defining story leads him into the heart of a zombie-infested warzone. East Mission, Oregon is locked down after police find the bodies of what appear to be victims of a zombie attack. Zombies are not a new phenomenon, but outbreaks are uncommon. Past incidents were only just contained in time and the country is nervous. When two ambitious Net 2.0 reporters, Chase and his colleague Jordan, get inside the quarantine zone to report on a large group of civilians trapped in an inner city dome stadium, they realise they’re waiting for a rescue that isn’t coming.
The film also stars Dennis Haysbert, Rob Riggle, Meghan Ory and Virginia Madsen.
You can take a look at the trailer here.
DEAD RISING: WATCHTOWER will be released in the UK on July 27