Dead Rising: Watchtoweris an action horror zombie film directed by Zach Lipovsky , which was produced by Tomas Harlan and Tim Carter with writing by Tim Carter as well. The film stars Jesse Metcalfe , Dennis Haysbert , Virginia Madsen , Meghan Ory , Keegan Connor Tracy , and Rob Riggle . It is based on the video game of the same name , principal photography began on September 30, 2014 in Vancouver , British Columbia . Legendary Pictures is producing the picture as its first digital film through its Legendary Digital Media division and it was released on Crackle on March 27, 2015.
Set between the events of Dead Rising 2 and Dead Rising 3 , The story follows online reporter Chase Carter and his camerawoman Jordon as they cover the stories of the people inside of the walled-in quarantined area in Oregon, as the government (running an organization called FEZA – Federal Emergency Zombie Authority) attempts to contain a viral outbreak that turns people into ravenous zombies. An anti-viral drug called Zombrex, that keeps the virus at bay, is being administered to those infected. When it becomes clear that the drug is no longer effective and a zombie outbreak purges the town and infects its inhabitants, Chase, Jordon, grieving mother Maggie , and survivor Crystal battle their way out of the city before it gets firebombed. But Crystal has a dark secret, and the army has a hidden agenda.