•• Not only did Legendary’s Digital Media division and Crackle announce more casting today for their forthcoming feature Dead Rising: Watchtower, but they’ve also released a new photo of the cast on the set of the live-action adaptation of the Capcom game.
21 Jump Street’s Rob Riggle, Epic Meal Time’s Harley Morenstein, Once Upon A Time’s Keegan Connor Tracey and This Means War’s Aleks Paunovic join previously announced cast members Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert. The company says “Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan’s (Paunovic) second-in-command; Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Tracey will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.”
Here’s the official plot 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.”
Contradiction Films is producing Dead Rising: Watchtower from a script by Tim Carter. Zach Lipovsky is directing. Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, G.I. Joe) will executive produce. Crackle will debut Dead Rising: Watchtower in its feature-length form in the U.S. After Crackle’s exclusive distribution run, the project will also be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Content Media Corporation will distribute Dead Rising: Watchtower in both feature-length and episodic formats for all international platforms.