One of the more interesting video-game adaptations in development has been Dead Rising: Watchtower developed for Sony's Crackle service, which appears to be in the market of Amazon, Netflix, and Hulu's original programming which has become so popular in the past year.
The first trailer is finally out, and shows a refreshingly 'comedic' take on the zombie apocalypse, similar to the goofy games that inspired it- which are featured prominently in the trailer with their trademark weapons, psychos, Servbots, and 'Zombrex'.
Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street, Let's Be Cops), Jesse Metcalfe (DALLAS, John Tucker Must Die), Virginia Madsen (The Number 23), and Dennis Haysbert (24, The "Allstate" Guy) star in the action-horror-comedy.
“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. “The Dead Rising” game franchise has sold over 7.6 MM copies worldwide. Publisher Capcom has sold over 100 MM game copies worldwide, including juggernauts “Resident Evil,” “Street Fighter” and “Mega Man.”
Dead Rising: Watchtower begins streaming March 27.