“Dead Rising: Watchtower” Meet Maggie
•• New clips are available for Crackle’s Dead Rising: Watchtower, a feature film adaptation of the hit video game franchise. It is available now via the Crackle app on Xbox 360 and Xbox One and is launching everywhere on March 27th.
The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives,” “Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Once Upon a Time”), Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (Men, Women & Children), comic actor Rob Riggle (22 Jump Street, Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (“Epic Meal Time”), Keegan Connor Tracey (“Bates Motel,” “Once Upon A Time”), and Aleks Paunovic (This Means War).
A distraught mother (Virginia Madsen, Sideways) refuses to leave her daughter’s side while Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas) and Meghan Ory (Intelligence) urge her to flee the approaching zombies. Dead Rising: Watchtower also stars Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) and Dennis Haysbert (Ted 2).
Crackle will give the 90-minute feature, directed by Leprechaun: Origins’ Zach Lipovsky, an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD, and TV. The script was written by Tim Carter, who also produces alongside Tomas Harlan under their Contradiction Films banner (the same company that produced Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, G.I. Joe) is the executive producer.
As in the video game, Dead Rising: Watchtower is set during a zombie apocalypse. When a mandatory government vaccine fails, a group of survivors must evade infection while hunting down the root of the epidemic, which leads back to a government conspiracy.