News Bites: Capcom Releasing Live-Action ‘Dead Rising’ Movie, ‘Shelter’ Teaser and ‘Supernatural Spinoff

A rash of small news bites have hit Bloody Disgusting’s inbox this morning, with one specific story that’s quite exciting. Beyond the break you can watch a teaser trailer for Capcom’s live-action movie for the video game “Dead Rising”(!), along with a new one sheet for Shelter, info on Tucker & Dale‘s battle with evil in Canada, and details on a “Supernatural” spinoff headed straight to the web. Watch for more if anything small breaks throughout the day.
FIRST SHELTER ONE SHEET

Courtesy of the IMP Awards comes the first real one sheet for Shelter, the Julianne Moore thriller directed by Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein.

The film follows a female forensic psychiatrist who specializes in debunking multiple personality disorder. When she discovers that her latest patient’s various personalities are all murder victims, she struggles to find a logical explanation for the man’s delusion.

A JAPANESE LIVE-ACTiON DEAD RISING MOVIE?!

Coming out of left field is an official Japanese website for a ive-action Dead Rising adaptation, courtesy of publisher Capcom!

Dead Rising’s story centers on 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 defend himself from zombie attacks, rescue survivors, contend with crazed psychopaths, and stay alive while still attempting to uncover the truth behind the incident. The player controls Frank as he explores the mall, using any available object as a weapon. The player can complete several main and optional missions to earn Prestige Points (PP) and gain special abilities. The game is designed as a sandbox game and features several endings, depending on the decisions the player makes along the way.

Check out the teaser!

TUCKER & DALE LAUGHT IT UP IN CANADA

While we still wait to see who picks it up here in the States, Maple Pictures has acquired all rights in all media in Canada to the film Tucker & Dale vs Evil, it was announced today by Maple Co-Presidents Laurie May and Brad Pelman.

Directed by Eli Craig, TUCKER & DALE VS. EVIL is the story of two hillbillies with hearts of gold who are mistaken for serial killers by a group of camping teens who have seen one too many horror movies. The film stars Alan Tudyk (DODGEBALL, SERENITY), Tyler Labine (ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO) and Katrina Bowden (SEX DRIVE). Click here for poster, stills, clips, trailers and reviews.

GHOSTFACERS, SUPERNATURAL WEB SPINOFF

Via Variety:

McG’s Wonderland shingle and Warner Bros. TV are plotting a spinoff to the CW’s long-running spooky drama “Supernatural.”
But rather than produce it for TV, the new show — “Ghostfacers” — is heading straight for the Internet.

“Ghostfacers” reps the latest expansion into the digital studio space for Wonderland, which is producing the “Supernatural” spinoff with Warner Bros. TV’s Studio 2.0.

In a twist, “Ghostfacers” will preem on TheWB.com — the interactive/video-on-demand website that emerged from the ashes of the WB television network (where “Supernatural” first bowed). The series will also appear on the CW’s website.

Wonderland has already begun production on the project, which will initially run as 10 three-minute episodes.

“Ghostfacers” follows a team of ghost hunters who tape their exploits in documentary fashion.

“It felt like the nature and style of what they do with their show-within-a-show would be fun to see in new media,” said Wonderland TV topper Peter Johnson. “It’s a fun, subversive way to allow these characters to play in the margins.”

The somewhat comedic group first appeared on the first season of “Supernatural” (and were created for the show by Trey Callaway for the episode “Hell House”) and also returned in season three, in the episode “Ghostfacers,” by Ben Edlund.

According to Johnson, the “Ghostfacers” characters have already spawned a convention in London.

New series’ first installment will follow the “Ghostfacers” as they investigate a theater believed to be haunted by the ghost of a young starlet (played by “Nip/Tuck” alum Kelly Carlson).

“Ghostfacers” stars A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”), Travis Wester (“Bones”), Brittany Ishibashi (“Supernatural”) and Austin Basis (“Life Unexpected”).

Besides starring in “Ghostfacers,” Buckley and Wester are also writers on the project, along with Patrick Doody and Chris Valenziano. “Ghostfacers” is exec produced by McG, Peter Johnson, Jeff Grosvenor, Eric Kripke and Phil Sgriccia.

The web series reps the latest cross-media extension for “Supernatural,” which has spawned 18 comic books, several novels and an official magazine. Another round of six comic books are in the works as well.

“‘Supernatural’ has sprung forth beyond the TV show,” said Johnson. “The mother series seems flexible enough to allow our creative talent to pursue some of these other arenas.”

Beyond the webisodes, TheWB.com and CWTV.com will also include other “Ghostfacers” content, such as gag reels, behind-the-scenes videos, photo galleries and actor confessionals. More mythology will also be uploaded to a dedicated “Ghostfacers” website.

Wonderland has also been behind the web series “Sorority Forever” and “Exposed.” Going forward, however, Johnson said the company’s digital studio output will focus on extensions of the production shingle’s TV and film projects.

“Supernatural” is in its fifth season on the air.