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The Daily Show’s Rob Riggle joins Dead Rising: Watchtower

<em>The Daily Show’s</em> Rob Riggle joins <em>Dead Rising: Watchtower</em>


What does legendary game developer Capcom and the Daily Show have in common?

The answer is Rob Riggle. According to IGN the “21 Jump Street” and “Daily Show” actor/comedian will be joining the cast of “Dead Rising: Watchtower,” which is a live-action adaptation of the popular zombie-centric Capcom game by the same name.

According to

“Riggle will join the cast as Frank West, a weathered photo-journalist skilled in surviving Zombie attacks; Morenstein will play Pyro, a menacing biker and Logan’s (Paunovic) second-in-command; Paunovic portrays Logan, a hard criminal and the head of a biker gang and Tracey will take on the role of Jordan, a straight-laced journalist.”

This is just yet another announcement coming from Legendary’s Digital Media division (see set photo from Crackle below).


Director Zach Lipovsky frames up Virginia Madsen, Meghan Ory and Jesse Metclafe

According to, “Dead Rising: Watchtower” is set amidst a torrential zombie out-break. After the government sponsored vaccine fails stymie the exponential spread of the zombie infection, the four lead characters must pinpoint the cause of the infection, all while evading the human hungry creatures.

“Dead Rising: Watchtower” is set to be directed by Zach Lipovsky (“Leprechaun: Origins”) and will debut in its feature-length in the US on the Crackle platform. The zombie flick is being produced by Contradiction Films with Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers, Red, G.I. Joe) as executive producer. The script was penned by Tim Carter (Mortal Kombat: Legacy).

What do you think about “Dead Rising: Watchtower?”

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