Actor Dennis Haysbert (24, Allstate commercials) has been cast to star in the upcoming film adaptation of the popular Capcom vidgame, Dead Rising. The actor has been on a hot streak lately as he was also just cast in Ted 2.
The 24 veteran has been cast as one of the leads in Legendary Digital and Crackle’s zombie movie Dead Rising. The 90-minute feature is based on the Capcom property and will mark the first release from Legendary Digital Media.
Dead Rising is to be directed by Zach Lipovsky, who recently helmed Leprechaun: Origins for WWE Films. It will be executive produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura.
Tim Carter wrote the script and will produce with Tomas Harlan via their Contradiction Films banner.
Sony’s Crackle will give Dead Rising an exclusive digital release in the U.S. before the film receives a multi-platform release on SVOD, VOD, DVD and TV.
Set during an epic zombie outbreak that a mandatory government vaccine failed to stop, “Dead Rising” debuted on the Xbox 360 console in 2006 and has since spawned a video game franchise that has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.