Thanks to Walking Dead’s success on AMC, everyone wants a piece of the zombie pie. Even in gaming the genre isn’t slowing down at all. If anything it’s growing faster with major zombie games such as Dying Light, Dead Island 2, and the MMO H1Z1 all on the way. Even longtime zombie series Dead Rising received a big boost when the third game in the series became a high-profile launch title for the Xbox One.
Now Variety has revealed that Legendary Pictures (Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Trilogy, etc.) will be producing a digital-only Dead Rising film for Sony’s Crackle streaming service:
â€œDead Risingâ€ 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.
That sounds like the most generic and cookie-cutter zombie story possible, but people will still probably watch it.