Legendary Entertainment has confirmed that comedian Rob Riggle has been cast as Frank West in Dead Rising: Watchtower,with the movie itself debuting on the Crackle streaming service. It’s isn’t quite clear how close to the events of Dead Rising the film will be, though from reading the little blurb Legendary has released it doesn’t look it will stray too far from the core narrative of the game, focusing on the conspiracy behind the outbreak of the zombie infection.
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 additional cast announced today includes Harley Morenstein of Epic Meal Time, Keegan Connor Tracey from Bates Motel & Once Upon A Time and Aleks Paunovic from Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters. There is no release date yet for the film, though late 2015/early 2016 would seem like the most logical option to go with.