Capcom are making an episodic zombie film. Yep, not content with making the best zombie/virus-infected-as-good-as-zombies in the world of video games, they’ve turned their hand to movies.
The film is called Zombrex: Dead Rising Sun and will consist of a total of eight episodes going live over the next few weeks. Obviously this is all part of the build up to Dead Rising 2’s hotly-anticipated release, with the final episode going live just before the game’s release at the end of August (Update: following a comment on this story we’ve double checked with Capcom and Dead Rising is actually delayed until Oct 1st in Europe). In keeping with the heritage of the series Capcom are releasing it first exclusively on Xbox Live with episodes going live on the website a week later.
It looks suitably low-budget and self-aware to us, pretty much what you want from a zombie movie.
For a look at the splatter-happy trailer visit the official website and navigate the age-gate.