Dead Rising Movie Coming Soon

It May Be An Unnecessary Film Adaptation, But What The Hell, Why Not?

January 26, 2010 – Sure, Dead Rising is a brilliant, if somewhat flawed, homage to George Romero’s classic, Dawn of the Dead, in which a group of people hole themselves up in a mall to fend off the zombie hordes, but why not make a film based on a game that’s based on a film? That’s just what Keiji Inafune, designer of Dead Rising (the game) is doing.

Starring Hiroki Yoshida and Hiroshi Yakazi, the movie will tell the story of two brothers, George and Shin, who are trapped in a quarantined area and try to escape. Doing so will require inventive weapons and a whole lot of blood.

The movie, which will be released on Xbox Live and via Dead Rising‘s website, is expected to come out this year.

Quite frankly, Dead Rising is an awesomely fun game. It let me basically survive the zombie apocalypse, putting my zombie fighting skills to the test. Sure, the save game feature sucked and the survivors you had to try and rescue were so worthless it was laughable (seriously, they could do nothing!), but the game did let me control a lawnmower which could chop up zombies a la Dead Alive and I was able to dress as Mega Man. It was awesome.

But a movie? Oh I don’t know. I just don’t think it’s necessary. After all, if I want a zombie movie I’ll watch one that doesn’t tie-in to a video game series. Honestly, does anyone think the Resident Evil movies trump George Romero or the brilliant Shaun of the Dead?

Now, if they made a Shaun of the Dead game I’d definitely be in.