Troma + Capcom = Death Disease Contamination Dead Rising

Dead Rising is like a Troma movie you can play, and I mean that in a good way. In case you don’t know, Troma is the production company behind such crap-cult, horror/comedy classics as The Toxic Avenger and Class of Nuke’em High. They’re the kind of film studio that would defintiely put a clown that juggles chainsaws and a sadistic lesbian security guard in the middle of a zombie apocalypse movie. If there was ever to be a Dead Rising film, I always hoped Troma would make it.

Well, I didn’t get my wish, but I came pretty damn close. The trailer for Death Disease Contamination Dead Rising (Capcom’s made-for-Xbox-Live Dead Rising live-action motion picture) has all the trappings of a Troma classic — ludicrous violence, no discernible budget, and ridiculous plot.

The movie takes place in the Dead Rising reality, where zombie infestations are a normal part of life, and are dealt with via quarantine. Two brothers, one in a wheelchair, plan to make their escape from one such quarantined area. They also seem to enjoy hang out with gun-toting d-bags wearing servebot t-shirts in warehouse that looks exactly like the on in the Willamete Parkview Mall. Wacky.

Keiji Inafune, the creator of Dead Rising, is actually directing this monstrosity, and is boasting that it will “offer the experience of a first person shooter.” Sounds awfully awesome to me. What do you think? Worth downloading?

Capcom making Dead Rising movie [andriasang]

Jonathan Holmes
"Where do dreams end and reality begin? Videogames, I suppose."- Gainax, FLCL Vol. 1 "The beach, the trees, even the clouds in the sky... everything is build from little tiny pieces of stuff. Just like in a Gameboy game... a nice tight little world... and all its inhabitants... made out of little building blocks... Why can't these little pixels be the building blocks for love..? For loss... for understanding"- James Kochalka, Reinventing Everything part 1 "I wonder if James Kolchalka has played Mother 3 yet?" Jonathan Holmes