‘Dead Rising’ Movie finds it’s lead in Rob Riggle

I don’t know about you, but I think this is a match made in heaven.

If you are not familiar with Rob Riggle, he is a comedian best known for his work as a Daily Show as correspondent through 2008. Odds are you have seen him in other various tv shows and films such as (21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, and NTSF:SD:SUV).

Rob Riggle will be playing photojournalist Frank West in the upcoming video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower. The movie will not play in theaters and instead debut on Sony’s Crackle service. It is written by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy). Here’s the official synopsis:

Dead Rising: Watchtower takes place during a large-scale zombie outbreak. When a mandatory government vaccine fails to stop the infection from spreading, the four leads must evade infection while also pursuing the root of the epidemic, with all signs pointing to a government conspiracy. Politics, public paranoia, and media coverage play an important role in the story’s narrative.

The original game Dead Rising came out in 2006 via Capcom. You play as Frank West, a photojournalist who ends up trapped in a shopping mall in the fictional town of Willamette, Colorado, that is infested with zombies. Frank must beat down zombies and rescue survivors, econtend with crazed psychopaths, and stay alive while still attempting to uncover the truth behind the incident.

In addition to being a comedian and entertainer, Riggle was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He’s served in Liberia, Kosovoa, and Afghanistan. He  has done field segments in Iraq for The Daily Show as well as entertain troops for USO. He’s covered wars, you know. (If you are a fan of Dead Rising – you’ll pick up on that fast)


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