Legendary Pictures and Crackle issued a public statement this week, announcing the cast members of the soon to be released film “Dead Rising: Watchtower,” which is based on a video game of the same title. According to Digital Trends, Rob Riggle will play the lead role in the upcoming “Dead Rising: Watchtower” movie and he assumes the role of Frank West, a photojournalist. Crackle is a division of Sony Pictures and Legendary Pictures is a division of Legendary Entertainment.
Rob Riggle has made appearances in the “The Daily Show” as a correspondent and he also played a role in comedy films such 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street and Let’s Be Cops. Riggle is a former Marine who did tours of duty in countries such as Afghanistan, Kosovo and Liberia. He retired with the rank of Lieutenant Coronel.
The official synopsis for the “Dead Rising: Watchtower” movie focuses on a massive zombie infestation. The government tried to save the rest of the population thru forced vaccinations to arrest the spread of the virus but it failed. Frank West and three other survivors must avoid getting infected themselves. The four will also uncover the truth behind the spread of the virus and will be shocked to learn that the government seems to be behind the zombie virus all along.
Joining Rob Riggle is Aleks Paunovic (This Means War) who plays the role of biking gang leader and hardened criminal Logan, Legendary reports. Harley Morenstein (TUSK, Epic Meal Empire and Epic Meal Time) plays the role of Pyro, another biker and Logan’s right hand man. Keegan Connor Tracy (Once Upon a time and Bates Motel) plays the role of a prim journalist, Jordan.
Other cast members of the “Dead Rising: Watchtower” film includes Dennis Haysbert, Jesse Metcalfe, Meghan Ory and Virginia Madsen. “Dead Rising: Watchtower” was written by Tim Carter.
“Dead Rising: Watchtower” will have a film debut under Crackle first and later, the film will go straight to DVD and television. Copies of the video game “Dead Rising” was sold worldwide and reached over 7.6 million.
CBS on Saturday cancelled five of its freshman series, including advertising satire The Crazy Ones and newbie sitcom Friends With Better Lives.
Also not returning to the network is Ari Graynor’s Bad Teacher, Josh Holloway’s Intelligence – which premiered to 20.8 million viewers in January – and Dylan McDermott’s Hostages.
In slightly more uplifting news, CBS did renew The Mentalist for a seventh season.
Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? Certainly not Meghan Ory, best known for playing Red Riding Hood in hit fantasy drama Once Upon A Timeand the latest special guest to be announced for this month’s MCM London Comic Con.
A modern take on fairy tales created by Lostand Tron: Legacy writers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, Once Upon A Time sees the famous characters of Fairy Tale Land transported by the Evil Queen’s curse to our world – specifically, the small seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine. Meghan Ory’s character Ruby seems to be just a rebellious young waitress working in her Granny’s diner – but her true identity is Red Riding Hood. In a twist on the classic tale, Once Upon A Time’s Red isn’t the one threatened by the Big Bad Wolf, though …she turns out to be a werewolf herself!
As well as appearing in Once Upon A Time, Meghan Ory is currently starring as Riley Neal in new sci-fi spy drama Intelligence, while Ory’s other sci-fi credits include Supernatural, Sanctuary and Smallville.