It's been awhile since we'd heard anything about the live-action movie adaptation of Capcom's zombie game series Dead Rising. So long, in fact, that I'd almost forgotten about it. However, the project's not dead (pun fully intended...) and will be shambling onto a computer monitor near you later this summer. The best news? You won't have to pay a dime to see it.

Zombrex Dead Rising Sun (there's a mouthful of a title that doesn't entirely make sense...) will debut online later this summer. The film follows two brothers in Japan as they try to survive the zombie apocalypse. Capcom assures us that it'll be an exploration of "the darker side of human nature" and that it will pay homage to the classic zombie films. After viewing the trailer, I'm not entirely convinced about that first part...

The film is a standalone piece (so you won't be seeing the main characters from either of the Dead Rising game) written and directed by Capcom's head of Research and Development, Keiji Inafune. No official release date has been set, but the film will be available in eight individual installments, complete with an English dub track. The eps will also be offered with French, Spanish, and Italian subs. Lame that we get stuck with a dub track while everyone else can get subtitles...

Hop past the break for a look at the newest trailer. It's a cheesy gory good time. And is it just me, or does the name Zombrex Dead Rising Sun make you think of a movie where Sean Connery and Wesley Snipes take on Japanese zombies intent on buying up large amounts of American real estate?

CATEGORIES Movies, Horror