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Dead Rising movie snags 'Leprechaun: Origins' director

Leprechaun: Origins director Zach Lipovsky will direct the movie adaption of zombie survival series Dead Rising, TheWrap reports.

Lipovsky's work includes several acting parts in addition to his work as a director on TV film Tasmanian Devils; he also appeared on a reality TV show for filmmaking called On the Lot. Tomas Harlan is producing the film, while Tim Carter penned the script as part of Contradiction Films — known for web series Mortal Kombat: Legacy.

The first Dead Rising game, set during a zombie apocalypse, was released in 2006. Dead Rising 3 was released last year.

Dead Rising was announced as a feature-length film in June. The movie will stream first on Sony's Crackle video service in the U.S., after which it will be available on-demand and on physical media. The Crackle app is available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles, in addition to media players such as Roku and Chromecast, mobile devices and smart TVs.

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