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Trailer: Anna and the Apocalypse is a comedic zombie musical

For years now, we've been getting way more zombie movies than we really need. If you're a filmmaker who wants to make a zombie movie yourself, how do you make your project stand out from the horde of others that will be coming out around the same time? Making it a musical is one way. We don't have too many zombie musicals. The musical zombie comedy ANNA AND THE...
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First look at Gareth Evans' Apostle, starring Dan Stevens & Lucy Boynton

Way back in November, we announced Dan Stevens ( THE GUEST ) would be starring in APOSTLE from director Gareth Evans (THE RAID). Then this past March we let you guys know the period revenge thriller had been picked up for distribution by Netflix and that Lucy Boynton (see below), Michael Sheen, Bill Millner, and Kristine Froseth had joined the cast. Today we have your first look...
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Carnahan and Grillo discuss setting and brutality of The Raid remake

A remake of Gareth Evans' THE RAID: REDEMPTION was set up at Screen Gems and XYZ Films a while ago. THE EXPENDABLES 3's Patrick Hughes was going to direct, with Frank Grillo of THE PURGE: ANARCHY and THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR attached to star alongside Taylor Kitsch. The project gradually fell apart, with Hughes, Grillo, Kitsch, and Screen Gems (who had a distribution...
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The Raid remake coming from Joe Carnahan & Frank Grillo

XYZFilms took to Twitter today and posted a video of Frank Grillo and Joe Carnahan chillin' on the couch watching THE RAID . The two talk about how a "re-imagining" might be fun, and then they agree to work on it together. Fun video. ?? BIG NEWS WEDNESDAY?? #TheRaid @carnojoe #FrankGrillo pic.twitter.com/ALhgZWgafq — XYZ Films (@XYZFilms)...
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Zombie musical Anna and the Apocalypse begins shooting

With LA LA LAND all the rage in Hollywood these days, it seems not even zombies can resist the urge to sing and dance in the streets... According to Screen Daily, a musical zom-com called ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE has gone under the lens in and around Glasgow, Scotland. The film, which was penned and set to be directed by 27-year old Ryan McHenry before passing away from cancer in...
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Holidays (Movie Review)

PLOT: An anthological octet of standalone horror tales explore the dark-side various holidays: Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, Christmas and New Years Eve. REVIEW: What is it about holiday horror that, at its absolute best, can seep so deeply into the filmgoing consciousness and stay put for a long time? Think...
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Nicolas Cage reteams with Ghost Rider director for Mom And Dad

Fast and furious comes the news out of this year's BIFF, with the latest (via Deadline) tidbit claiming that Nic Cage is poised to reunite with GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE director Brian Taylor for a new horror/thriller entitled MOM AND DAD . Frightening already, no? Word is Taylor will script the movie himself, centering the story on: A teenage girl and her...
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XYZ Films acquires Apocalypse Now Now

Today it was announced that the Canadian company Redlab Digital, in association with the LA-based XYZ Films has acquired the film rights to the Charlie Human urban fantasy novel Apocalypse Now Now to be a South African co-production with Be Phat Motel. The screenplay is set to be adapted by Terri Tatchell (DISTRICT 9, CHAPPIE). In the novel: Baxter Zevcenko is making a name...
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XYZ Films boards Babak Anvari's Tehran-set horror Under the Shadow

XYZ Films has boarded Wigwam Films’ Farsi-language horror film UNDER THE SHADOW, which is currently underway in Jordan with BAFTA-nominated director Babak Anvari at the helm, reports Screen Daily. Set in post-revolution Tehran, during the Iran-Iraq war, the film follows... ...a young mother who remains with her six-year-old daughter when others are fleeing local...
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Raven Banner picks up international rights to Mattie Do's Dearest Sister

Genre specialists Raven Banner Entertainment has picked up international rights to Mattie Do’s Lao-European genre-bending horror feature DEAREST SISTER, reports Screen Daily who also shares that XYZ Films is representing the U.S. rights to the flick. Do's sophomore feature tells the story of... ...a village girl who travels to capital Vientiane to care for her...
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XYZ Films boards Patrik Syversen's werewolf pic Party Animal

Here's some groovy news worth howling over. Variety is reporting that L.A-based XYZ Films has boarded PARTY ANIMAL, a werewolf pic from cult Norwegian genre scribe-helmer Patrik Syversen ("Hellfjord"), taking sales rights to what its producers bill as ' the first modern Scandinavian werewolf movie '. The film is co-written by screenwriter-actor Stig Frode...
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Raven Banner & XYZ Films tag in for Portal to Hell, starring Roddy Piper

Last month we learned that wrestling superstar-turned-actor Roddy Piper was set to face off against Cthulu in a badass sounding short film titled PORTAL TO HELL, a short film currently in the works from director Vivieno Caldinelli, writer Matt Watts, executive producer Todd Brown (THE RAID), executive producer Andrew Rosen, and FX guru Steve Kostanski (MANBORG). It seems that the...
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