Amazing news to report as the zombie musical comedy Anna and the Apocalypse (review) has been acquired by Orion Pictures for a holiday 2018 release! The company snatched up North American and Latin American rights, so we’re not sure when it will be available overseas but we’ll keep our fingers crossed for everyone over the pond.
Orion Pictures President John Hegeman states, “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.”
Directed by John McPhail, Anna and the Apocalypse stars Ella Hunt, Mark Benton, and Paul Kaye.
If you haven’t seen the film, you should read our glowing review above. If you don’t want to read a review for fear of spoilers, just know that I firmly believe Anna and the Apocalypse will do for Christmas what Trick ‘r Treat did for Halloween. It’s going to become a holiday staple, one that will be a yearly tradition from here on forward!
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.