'Dead Rising' Adaptation Gets March Debut on Crackle

Dead Rising Screenshot - H 2014

Dead Rising Screenshot - H 2014

The feature film is based on the popular video game franchise.

Dead Rising: Watchtower, Crackle's film adaptation of the popular video games, will premier March 27 on the streaming service, the Sony-owned service announced Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. 

The film, which stars Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory, Virginia Madsen and Dennis Haysbert, takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. It is based on the Dead Rising video game franchise, which has sold more than 7.6 million copies worldwide. 

Dead Rising: Watchtower will also be released on SVOD, DVD, VOD and TV. Content Media Corp. will distribute the film in both feature-film and episodic formats for international platforms.