The dead rise in the Dead Rising. Footage has been released online that shows us just how the infection began. Watchtower is looking violent and gruesome. Just how we imagined it!
When the government fails to cultivate and deliver a cure, the effects of the virus start to turn the dead into the undead. The infected begin to turn and another cure must be found. The battle has been lost already, they just don't know it yet...
This new footage is the beginning of a whole new world. The earth will be consumed by the infected. Factions of humanity will remain but in lonely lost communities. Hunting, gathering, surviving.
According to director Zach Lipovsky, Dead Rising (the game series) is more than just a collection of well-worn notions lifted from old zombie movies. In an interview with SlashFilm, he said the game's premise "brings a lot of new energy to the genre:"
"The idea that you can be bitten and remain human as long as you take your medicine every day is very interesting and dramatic. Similar to the social stigma of living with HIV," he said. "Another very cool element from the game is the zombies remember a little bit about their previous lives. There is something really haunting about seeing a zombie cop randomly firing his gun, or a zombie mom pushing a stroller."
The cast includes Jesse Metcalfe (John Tucker Must Die, Desperate Housewives, Dallas) as the lead, along with Meghan Ory (Once Upon A Time, Intelligence); Virginia Madsen (Sideways, Candyman, The Number 23); Dennis Haysbert (24, The Unit) and Keegan Connor Tracy (Bates Motel, Once Upon A Time, Battlestar Galactica).
The footage released today is an encouraging start for me. It is gruesome and well put together. The game is brilliant and dynamic. In Dead Rising, anything and everything is a weapon. In the game, at one point I found myself beating down a fireman with a taco then turning around to ‘nail’ a skater chick with a sex toy launcher. You can create your own tools of zombie mutilation with a virtually limitless variety of combo weapons anytime, anywhere. I do hope that this is a key feature in the movie.
What do you think of the Dead Rising footage? What do you want to see? Comment below, lets get a debate going.