Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura Talks DEAD RISING Digital Series

     June 25, 2014

dead-rising-digital-series-lorenzo-di-bonaventura

As the speed and ease of the internet has made consuming entertainment easier and more accessible, the production side of entertainment has also been evolving.  One of the interesting new avenues in which content is being created is the “digital series”, which combines a serialized, television approach to storytelling with the toned-down budget of internet content.  The digital series has been a swell avenue for certain kinds of material, especially adaptations of beloved properties that may have a smaller fanbase.

Steve recently sat down with producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura for an extended interview in anticipation of the release of Transformers: Age of Extinction, and the producer discussed his digital series adaptation of the horror video game franchise Dead Rising.  Di Bonaventura said they’re looking at filmmakers now to bring the project to fruition, and spoke about his love of the series’ mix of humor and stakes.  Read on after the jump.

dead-rising-digital-seriesWith a digital series adaptation of Dead Rising in the works at Legendary Digital Media, di Bonaventura spoke about what appeals to him about the property:

“What’s great about it, I think, is it has a sense of humor and a sense of stakes.  I’m a huge fan of The Walking Dead, I love it, but it’s not all that funny.  And that’s what makes it work, is that attitude… What’s great about Dead Rising is I think it’s the combination of the comedy and the sort of self-awareness that it has.  There’s a sort of, I won’t say a wink because that sounds a little camp, it’s not that, it takes itself seriously but somehow combines comedy into it.”

So it certainly sounds like the producers would like to keep the tone of the Dead Rising video game series intact in this digital series incarnation.  It’s still early days, but di Bonaventura said they’re looking at filmmakers now so maybe we’ll have another Dead Rising announcement in the coming months.

Watch the portion of the interview with di Bonaventura about Dead Rising and the digital series medium in general below.

Please enable Javascript to watch this video

For more from di Bonaventura:

Around The Web

Latest News

Joe Manganiello on MAGIC MIKE XXL, a 3D Sequel, Bodyguarding for Tyrese, and More

The actor discusses his past as a bodyguard for Tyrese, the possibility of 'Magic Mike 3D' and setting a sequel overseas, and more.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE: Celebrate July 4th President Whitmore-Style

Think you can outdo Bill Pullman? Now you can give the speech yourself using Dubsmash.

Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey Team for Peter Berg Actioner MILE 22

'The Raid' actor Iko Uwais also stars in the Indonesia-set action film.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Says TERMINATOR GENISYS Didn’t Need James Cameron’s Endorsement

But he's happy Cameron liked the film all the same.

Exclusive: R-Rated CHIPS Greenlit; Michael Peña Confirms Comparison to LETHAL WEAPON

Michael Pena talks about Dax Shepard’s upcoming adaptation of the 1970s TV series.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT: New Image Teases “the Funniest Snow Western Ever Made”

Apparently it's funnier than 'McCabe & Mrs. Miller.' Who would have thought?

CARTEL LAND Director Matthew Heineman on Filming During a Shootout and More

The filmmaker discusses his harrowing, unsettling documentary about two rebel groups on both sides of the border trying to bring down a Mexican drug cartel.

Comic-Con to Stay in San Diego Through 2018

Hall H will remain "the place to be" for at least three more years.

DEADPOOL Crashes onto the Scene in New Image

The fourth wall remains intact for this one.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2: Effie and Katniss Get Solemn

The end is nigh.

Page 1 of 4,02612345...102030...Last »
echo ' '; ?>