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From Leprechauns to games Zach Lipovsky will direct the Dead Rising movie

08.20.2014

LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS director Zach Lipovsky is ready for his next project, a DEAD RISING movie based on the Capcom survival horror video game series. It’s definitely sounds like a step up from the WWE produced bargain bin fare as this one is being produced by Legendary Pictures' new Legendary Digital Media division and TRANSFORMERS producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura.

Here is the official description from Capcom:

Dead Rising follows the harrowing tale of Frank West, a freelance photojournalist after the scoop of a lifetime. In a small suburban town that’s overrun by zombies, he escapes to the local shopping mall, thinking it will be safe. Now it’s a standoff, with zombies unable to get Frank, but him unable to get out & escape. Fortunately, he’s got an entire mall at his disposal. Utilize everything you can find to fight off the flesh-hungry mob and search for the truth behind the horrendous epidemic.

The script was written by Tim Carter who penned the great Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series. DEAD RISING will premier as a 90-minute digital feature film exclusively on Crackle in the US and will later be distributed internationally and released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Considering the success of the game series I’m a little surprised it’s not getting a run in the theaters but I’m sure it will find its audience this way too. I only ever played the first game in the series and loved exploring the mall and killing zombies, talk about a great stress reliever. Perhaps part of the reason it’s not going to theaters is that it’s a little hard to differentiate a lot of these zombie/outbreak movies these days which all basically inspired the game in the first place.

Meanwhile, WWE Studios will release LEPRECHAUN: ORIGINS on VOD on August 26th, 2014.

Source: The Wrap

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9:36PM on 08/21/2014
Guys, it's a 90-minute digital feature film. Nowhere does this scream 'big budget Hollywood movie'. The talent involved is as cheap as they'll gonna get, but at least they have some credibility in adapting video game materials with the Mortal Kombat Legacy series.
Guys, it's a 90-minute digital feature film. Nowhere does this scream 'big budget Hollywood movie'. The talent involved is as cheap as they'll gonna get, but at least they have some credibility in adapting video game materials with the Mortal Kombat Legacy series.
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12:42PM on 08/21/2014

Wait a minute...

why are they doing this again? DR was clearly based on Dawn of the Dead so they are essentially making a DOTD remake. Maybe they'll base a game on the dead rising movie and one day adapt that game into it's own movie.
why are they doing this again? DR was clearly based on Dawn of the Dead so they are essentially making a DOTD remake. Maybe they'll base a game on the dead rising movie and one day adapt that game into it's own movie.
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12:40PM on 08/21/2014
Meh, I'm content with "Zombieland" being my unofficial "Dead Rising" adaptation.
Meh, I'm content with "Zombieland" being my unofficial "Dead Rising" adaptation.
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8:38AM on 08/21/2014

So they are just throwing this one out the window then...

Origins looks like shit. This guy is too new to be directing a big budget R rated zombie movie. I am pretty sure this guy will be worse the Uwe Boll.
Origins looks like shit. This guy is too new to be directing a big budget R rated zombie movie. I am pretty sure this guy will be worse the Uwe Boll.
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10:43PM on 08/20/2014
Lipovsky must have connections out the ass, because talent sure as hell didn't land him this gig.
Lipovsky must have connections out the ass, because talent sure as hell didn't land him this gig.
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10:01PM on 08/20/2014
Boo! Either Uwe Boll directs or bust!

*sarcastic post. Actually I'm really happy beyond measure that Uwe Boll is nowhere near this project.
Boo! Either Uwe Boll directs or bust!

*sarcastic post. Actually I'm really happy beyond measure that Uwe Boll is nowhere near this project.
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