Given the popularity of both zombies and video game movies, it’s a little bit surprising that it has taken so long for us to get an adaptation of Capcom’s popular Dead Rising, but now there’s been some serious forward movement on the upcoming project. Legendary Entertainment, Crackle, and legendary producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura have hired Zack Lipovsky to helm their undead actioner.
The Wrap reports the news, and while adaptations of video games have a long and checkered past, to say the least, Lipovsky may be the perfect man for this particular job. He’s primarily known for his visual effects work, and appeared as a contestant on the Steven Spielberg-produced reality series On the Lot. Though he only has one feature directing gig under his belt, it is the latest installment in a venerable, not to mention ridiculous, horror franchise Leprechaun: Origins. That seems like a great warm up for a movie like Dead Rising, as do his stints behind the camera on schlocky Syfy fare like Tasmanian Devils.