The zombie holiday musical Anna and the Apocalypse has been picked up by Orion Pictures for North American and Latin American distribution. Directed by John McPhail (Where Do We Go From Here), Anna and the Apocalypse is based on the BAFTA-winning short film, Zombie Musical. The horror comedy from writers Ryan McHenry and Alan McDonald will open in theaters during the 2018 holiday season.
Roddy Hart and Tommy Reilly wrote the film’s original music. Blazing Griffin’s Naysun Alae-Carew and Nicholas Crum along with Parkhouse Pictures and Creative Scotland’s Tracy Jarvis produced the musical.
“The team at Orion can’t wait to work with Blazing Griffin in making Anna and the Apocalypse a holiday spectacular for the ages. Nothing gets the blood flowing like a good holiday musical,” said John Hegeman, President, Orion Pictures.
“The Orion logo was on the front of so many of our favorite films growing up. It’s a real honor that Anna and the Apocalypse will join the ranks of the films that inspired us. We are elated to have a partner in Orion that is as passionate about our film as we are,” stated Blazing Griffin Producer Naysun Alae-Carew.
The cast includes Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords), Mark Benton (The Halcyon), Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones), Malcolm Cumming, Ben Wiggins, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, and Marli Siu.
The Plot: In Anna and the Apocalypse, a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas – forcing Anna and her high school friends to fight, sing and slash their way to survival with a fast-spreading undead horde in relentless pursuit. Teaming up with her best friend John, Anna and her crew fight their way through zombified snowmen, a ravenous bachelor party and high school hormones to try and save family and faculty alike. 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.