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Lipovsky To Helm "Dead Rising" Film

By Garth Franklin Wednesday August 20th 2014 08:50PM

"Leprechaun: Origins" and "Tasmanian Devils" helmer Zach Lipovsky is set to direct the upcoming film based on Capcom's popular "Dead Rising" video game series for Legendary Pictures' new Legendary Digital Media label.

Tim Carter ("Mortal Kombat: Legacy") wrote the script for the 90-minute digital feature which will premiere exclusively on Crackle in the US and will be distributed internationally in both episodic and feature format.

The game series followed a freelance photojournalist during a zombie outbreak. Trapped in a shopping mall, he can't get out but he has the entire mall at his disposal to craft weapons to fight off the flesh-hungry mob.

Upon completing its run on Crackle, "Dead Rising" will be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Lorenzo di Bonaventura will produce.

Source: The Wrap

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