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I’ll confess that the Dead Rising franchise is near and dear to my heart, ever since I logged countless hours running around the Willamette Parkview Mall with a katana and a “protective” horse-head mask. Boasting insane contraptions, hordes of ferocious zombies, and psychopathic boss battles, the original game features enough cinematic fodder to string together its own wacky animated feature, but the thought of a live-action Dead Rising movie still packed an exciting punch. Thus, Dead Rising: Watchtower was born.
Unlike the games, Watchtower follows the exploits of a young internet journalist named Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe). Frank West (Rob Riggle) is a part of the chaos, but he watches as a zombie quarantine goes horribly awry form the safety of a television news room. Chase is the one who finds himself caught in the action, as a new Zombrex-proof virus strain traps the infected inside an East Mission »
- Matt Donato
Director: Zach Lipovsky. Writer: Tim Carter. Cast: Meghan Ory, Keegan Connor Tracy, Virginia Madsen and Jesse Metcalfe. Dead Rising: Watchtower is based on the Dead Rising series of games, from Capcom. This series is based on a zombie apocalypse, in the future. In the film, a quarantine zone gets overrun by the undead, with a reporter caught in the middle of the action. True popcorn fare, Dead Rising: Watchtower is easy on the lobes and quickly forgotten. But, the film is still entertaining as Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) does his best to escape the quarantined zone. A social message, introduced late, involves the government and privacy. The message, along with the story, fall a little flat. Still, there are lots of great action scenes and the comedic tone creates for a few laughs. Dead Rising: Watchtower is a mostly enjoyable title, which does not challenge the noggin, too much. The »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
For all those naysayers who have bemoaned that video games simply do not make good movies, get ready to…moan a little more. As adapted from the Dead Rising video game franchise, Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place in a staggeringly ill-defined world where zombies have taken over a large portion of Oregon, an area that is now controlled by a Fema-like agency called (wait for it) Feza. (Would that make them the Federal Emergency Zombie Agency? That doesn’t seem right.) Its unclear how the zombie virus is being passed on but the government has cooked up a vaccine, one that keeps the virus at bay via daily doses. How could this possibly go wrong? [caption id="attachment_434363" align="alignright" width="349"] Image via Legendary Digital[/caption] Well, not but 10 or so minutes into this utterly inoffensive, if mind-numbing horror-action bonanza does the vaccine grow ineffective, causing the zombie madness to kick back into high gear. On »
- Chris Cabin
Much like its stars, the zombie genre refuses to die. When Capcom released their sandbox zombie survival game “Dead Rising,” it became an instant hit. After all, who doesn’t want to run around an abandoned mall teeming with zombies while thinking of new and creative ways to kill them with merchandise? It’s what consumer dreams are made of. Now three entries deep into the series, and with over 7.6 million copies sold, Capcom is teaming up with Crackle to bring the world of “Dead Rising” to unlife. ”Dead Rising: Watchtower” follows Chase Carter (Jesse Metcalfe) as he journeys into the heart of a zombie-infested warzone. Carter hopes to get a career-defining scoop to help him make the jump from small-time online reporter to the big leagues. He is joined by Maggie (Virginia Madsen), a brave mother torn from her child. HitFix Harpy has the brand-new character poster for Maggie. »
- Donna Dickens
Teresa Wright: Later years (See preceding post: "Teresa Wright: From Marlon Brando to Matt Damon.") Teresa Wright and Robert Anderson were divorced in 1978. They would remain friends in the ensuing years. Wright spent most of the last decade of her life in Connecticut, making only sporadic public appearances. In 1998, she could be seen with her grandson, film producer Jonah Smith, at New York's Yankee Stadium, where she threw the ceremonial first pitch. Wright also became involved in the Greater New York chapter of the Als Association. (The Pride of the Yankees subject, Lou Gehrig, died of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in 1941.) The week she turned 82 in October 2000, Wright attended the 20th anniversary celebration of Somewhere in Time, where she posed for pictures with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. In March 2003, she was a guest at the 75th Academy Awards, in the segment showcasing Oscar-winning actors of the past. Two years later, »
- Andre Soares
Whether there is a heaven above, a hell below, or aliens in different galaxies, no one can seriously dispute that human beings are complicated. The self-proclaimed son of God comes to understand that the hard way in the upcoming comedy/drama "Walter," and today we have an exclusive clip form the film. Directed by Anna Mastro and starring Andrew J. West, Justin Kirk, Neve Campbell, Leven Rambin, Milo Ventimiglia, Brian White, Peter Facinelli, Virginia Madsen, Jim Gaffigan and William H. Macy, the story follows a mild-mannered ticket taker burdened with the responsibility of determining the eternal fate of every living human. But a ghost stuck in limbo forces him reconsider his earthly mission and perhaps even seek professional help, and this scene with the young man's mother makes clear the strain is beginning to take its toll. "Walter" opens in limited release on March 13th as well as on all major VOD providers, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Though there are no huge box-office draws in the cast of Walter, many of the supporting actors have such name recognition — and acting chops — that their appearance in this slight, and slightly annoying, dramatic comedy feels something like gathering a team of master chefs to make a breakfast of corn flakes and Tang. Walter (Andrew J. Guest) is a quirky twentysomething guy living at home with his mother (the poorly utilized Virginia Madsen) while working as a ticket-taker at a multiplex. We know he's offbeat because Guest employs a Pee-wee Herman walk as shorthand for an eccentric, tightly wound personality. Walter believes he's the son of God ("No, I'm not Jesus. That was someone else. With a beard.") assigned the duty of deciding who goes to heaven or hell. »
Legendary has unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming "Dead Rising: Watchtower," a film adaptation of the popular video game series which will launch on the streaming service Crackle on March 27th.
Set during a large-scale zombie outbreak, four people must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic - with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe ("Desperate Housewives," "Dallas"), Meghan Ory ("Intelligence," "Once Upon a Time"), Virginia Madsen ("Sideways"), Dennis Haysbert ("24," "Men, Women & Children"), and Rob Riggle ("The Hangover," "21 Jump Street").
- Garth Franklin
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Dead Rising: Watchtower" film, which is based on a popular video game and stars Jesse Metcalfe ("Dallas"), Meghan Ory ("Once Upon a Time"), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Dennis Haysbert ("24"), and Rob Riggle (21 Jump Street). Check it out below. "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 new movie will be available on Crackle starting on March 27th. Trailer: »
Last week we were treated to two new Dead Rising: Watchtower clips. The first featured Jesse Metcalfe as he weathers the beginning of a zombie apocalypse. The second clip had Rob Riggle as zombie expert Frank West extolling advice to anyone left alive. Now, Crackle and Legendary have unleashed the full-length trailer for this video game adaptation, and it promises to bring buckets of blood and quite a few laughs.
Dead Rising: Watchtower drops viewers right into the middle of a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, four survivors must band together and evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic. All signs point to a vast government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in ending the mayhem, but it may already be too late!
Watch the terror unfold as Legendary debuts this sick »
The fevered excitement of a potential zombie apocalypse is a perfect mining ground for an array of entertainment arenas. From TV shows, video games and movies, there’s never been a better time to pronounce your love of those flesh-gobbling undead shufflers than turning to a screen near you. While AMC’s The Walking Dead has commandeered the small screen for several years now, Legendary are hoping to take a swipe at the zombie flagship with their effort, Dead Rising: Watchtower.
Zach Lipovsky’s live-action adaptation showcases its roots in this first full-length trailer, which presents a mix of violent splatter-movie motifs and tongue-in-cheek comedy. In this case, its loyalty isn’t to a novel or comic book, but to the best-selling video game series which has so far shifted over 7.6 million units worldwide.
- Gem Seddon
Legendary has released an all-new trailer for the upcoming Dead Rising: Watchtower, the video game adaptation which will start streaming on Crackle on March 27. Check it out in the player below! The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Intelligence,” “Once Upon a Time”), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Men, Women & Children), and…
The post New Trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower Debuts appeared first on Shock Till You Drop. »
- Spencer Perry
"Norman, stop being dramatic. You're just used to being home, but you've got to rip off that bandage and just go." In our latest video round-up, we take a look at a tense return to school for Norman on the upcoming third season of A&E's Bates Motel—a mother/son moment that's far from anything you'll see on the Hallmark channel. Also featured is the first trailer for Crank and Crank: High Voltage co-director Mark Neveldine's The Vatican Tapes and two clips from Crackle's Dead Rising: Watchtower, the zombie film adaptation of the popular video game franchise.
- Derek Anderson
Lloyd Fonvielle, who wrote the screenplays for the 1980s films The Lords of Discipline and The Bride and received a story credit on the 1999 blockbuster The Mummy, has died. He was 64. Fonvielle died Feb. 19 while at his writing desk in his apartment in Las Vegas, according to his friend Eli Selden of Anonymous Content. The cause of death was hypertension and the lung disease Copd, the coroner’s office said. A working writer in Hollywood for more than two decades, Fonvielle also wrote and directed the 1988 Showtime telefilm Gotham, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Virginia Madsen. He penned
- Mike Barnes
Meet Frank West, played by Rob Riggle, in Crackle's Dead Rising: Watchtower. He's a journalist who survived the great Willamette zombie outbreak. Now, he's here to extoll his expert advice on how not to get caught, bit or just plain old eaten in the second clip from this anticipated video game adaptation.
From Legendary and Crackle, Dead Rising: Watchtower drops viewers into the middle of a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, four survivors must evade being bit 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 discovering the truth behind the infection. Will this ragtag group of unqualified zombie killers be able to save humanity?
Maybe with the help of the brash Frank West. His best advice for surviving? Turn off your televisions, »
Legendary (via IGN) has revealed a new clip featuring the hilarious Rob Riggle from the upcoming Dead Rising: Watchtower, the video game adaptation which will start streaming on Crackle on March 27. The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (“Dallas”), Meghan Ory (“Intelligence,” “Once Upon a Time”), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (“24,” Men, Women & Children), and…
- Max Evry
The first clip has arrived online for Dead Rising: Watchtower, the upcoming Crackle Original Movie adaptation of the hit zombie video game series. Check it out below after the official 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.
Dead Rising: Watchtower hits Crackle on March 27th, with a cast that includes Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die), Rob Riggle (Let’s Be Cops), Harley Morenstein (Tusk), Keegan Connor Tracey (Once Upon a Time), Aleks Paunovic (This Means War), Dennis Haysbert (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time).
- Gary Collinson
Zach Lipovsky's adaptation of the popular zombie video games has a lot to live up to. The games are extremely popular and visceral. Also super fun. This first clip appears to mirror the intensity pretty well and I'd say the production level looks great for an online release.
Dead Rising: Watchtower will premier first on Crackle as a 90 minute feature, after which it will appear elsewhere in shorter installments.
After a zombie outbreak, four survivors must evade infection while tracking down the cause of the epidemic.. Over-the-top media coverage adds to the chaos while signs point to a government conspiracy. Starring Jesse Metcalfe (Dallas), Dennis Haysbert (Ted 2), Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), Keegan Connor Tracy (Once Upon a [Continued ...] »
As with the vast majority of other entries into the genre, this snippet features that scene; where the infected spanner gets thrown into the works and all hell breaks loose. Starring Jesse Metcalfe and Keegan Connor Tracy, we see the show’s main characters begin to piece together the puzzle to discover that, much like the title suggests, the dead are indeed beginning to rise up for a spot of lunch.
Mixing some interesting cinematography with first-person shots, Dead Rising: Watchtower is decidedly low-key, and that’s precisely the angle Lipovsky is aiming for. The fact that his adaptation is hitting the web as a digital release will no doubt allow for more creative freedom outside of the typical studio system, and we hope that the writing »
- Michael Briers
We're back with another round of videos, this time focusing our attention on two new teasers for The CW's iZombie, a faux commercial for the zombie preventative drug, Zombrex, a sought-after item in Dead Rising: Watchtower, as well as a look at Ghoul, a found footage horror film featuring a cannibalistic spirit.
iZombie: "Co-created and executive produced by Rob Thomas & Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars), along with executive producers Danielle Stokdyk and Dan Etheridge (also of Veronica Mars), Rose McIver (Masters of Sex, Once Upon a Time) stars as Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident on the fast track to a perfect life … until she’s turned into a zombie. Liv transfers her residency to the coroner’s office for access to the brains she must reluctantly eat, but with each brain she consumes, she inherits the corpse’s memories. With her medical examiner boss and a police detective, »
- Derek Anderson
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