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•• Sony Pictures Television’ streaming Crackle service has announced the air date for its movie based on Capcom’s Dead Rising series. Dead Rising: Watchtower will premiere on March 27th.
The film stars Rob Riggle (The Daily Show) as Frank West, alongside Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die, Dallas), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time, Vampire High), Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23), and Dennis Haysbert (24, Wreck It Ralph). The film is written by Tim Carter (Sleeping Dogs).
While the movie will premiere first on Crackle, it will eventually arrive in physical format and via other digital services. Some of the video on demand distribution channels will be delivering Dead Rising: Watchtower as an episodic series instead of a feature-length film. An official plot summary for the film was also released:
“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.”
•• Screen Media Films has acquired North American rights to Michael Johnson’s All The Wilderness starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Virginia Madsen, Danny DeVito, Evan Ross and Isabelle Fuhrman.
The drama, previously titled The Wilderness Of James, premiered at SXSW and centres on a troubled youngstern who visits a mysterious city. Jonathan Schwartz and Andrea Sperling of Super Crispy Entertainment produced and Audrey and Zygi Wilf served as executive producers alongside Nick Frenkel and Glenn Howerton.
Screen Media Films brokered the deal with CAA and Lawrence Kopeikin of Morris Yorn on behalf of the filmmakers and plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release in February 2015.
•• Virginia Madsen has attended Los Angeles premiere for “My Theory Of Everything” at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The film is starring Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Charlie Cox and Emily Watson. Virginia Madsen was joined on the red carpet by her boyfriend, actor and photographer Nick Holmes. Pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery, enjoy.
•• 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.
A cool, classic beauty with a vibrant blonde mane and an exuberant flair for the dramatic, Virginia Madsen is one of Hollywood's most versatile and unique actresses. Not only did she received amazing reviews for her Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated performance in Alexander Payne's hit film, Sideways, but this Independent Spirit Award-winning actress has an illustrious resume of roles alongside the most notable and respected actors in the business.
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