Based on the BAFTA-winning short Zombie Musical from director-writerRyan McHenry, Anna and the Apocalypse has now found a distribution home with Orion Pictures. The film originally debuted at Fantastic Fest in 2017 and received a lot of critical buzz. The film was praised for its brilliant blend of comedy, horror and the musical genre, as well as the great performance from leading lady Ella Hunt.
Anna and the Apocalypse has been directed by John McPhail, because sadly, McHenry passed away back in 2015. He was originally interested in directing the feature adaptation of his film.
When a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven, Anna and her high school pals must fight, sing and slash their way to survival. Teaming with her best friend John, Anna and her crew try to save family and faculty alike as they encounter zombified snowmen, a manic bachelor party and teenage hormones. But they soon discover that no one is safe in this new world, and the only people they can truly rely on are each other.
There is no release date yet, but we expect the film to land in time for the 2018 festive period. Anna and the Apocalypse additionally stars Mark Benton, Paul Kaye, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Ben Wiggins and Marli Siu.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)