MAD MAX meets DAWN OF THE DEAD in the Aussie zombie thriller WYRMWOOD, and it’s now dragging its undead legs into Canada this year thanks to Anchor Bay Entertainment and Raven Banner Entertainment. The film is the debut feature from Australian filmmakers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner and this news comes hot on the heels of the film wowing 2014 film festival audiences world wide. Although an exact date has yet to be given, I'd imagine it will be close to the U.S. release of the film, which is set for February 13th. Early word on this one is that it's every bit as awesome as it looks, so hopefully we'll see a trailer soon!
Here’s what this one is all about:
In the aftermath of a comet breaking up over the Earth, most of the planet's population quickly succumb to a strange disease which turns them into 'zombies'. Few survive, and those who do quickly discover all existing fuel sources have been rendered unusable by the plague. Trapped in a wilderness filled with living dead, unable to travel to any safer location, survivors have little to live for. One of those survivors, family man Barry has lost everything except his sister Brooke. But even as the disaster unfolds, Brooke is kidnapped by a gang of paramilitary thugs and dragged off to a horrific medical lab run by a psychotic 'doctor' who is performing a series of deranged experiments on plague survivors.
WYRMWOOD stars Jay Gallagher, Bianca Bradey and Leon Burchill. The film was produced by Tristan Roache-Turner and executive produced by Jamie Hilton and Josh Pomeranz.