Wyrmwood: Apocalypse – Australian zombie sequel gets May U.S. release date

Back in November, we heard that the Australian zombie movie Wyrmwood: Apocalypse would be released in the United States sometime in 2022. Now we know the exact release date: Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on May 17th, and you can pre-order copies at THIS LINK!

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner from a screenplay he wrote with his brother Tristan Roache-Turner, Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a sequel to the 2015 film Wyrmwood, a.k.a. Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead, which earned an 8/10 review from our own Jake Dee. You can read that HERE. This one follows

Rhys, a soldier in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland who has dedicated his life to tracking and capturing survivors for the Surgeon General in hopes of finding a cure. Rhys teams up with a group of super-powered survivors to save a young woman from death by military experimentation.

Luke Mckenzie, Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Tasia Zalar, Jake Ryan, Nicholas Boshier, Jay Gallagher, and Bianca Bradey star.

Kiah Roache-Turner had this to say about Wyrmwood: Apocalypse:

If the first one was like Mad Max, the second had to be Mad Max 2: bigger, bolder and genuinely pumping, with zombies, car chases, explosions and a giant cyborg. It’s basically the film we wanted to make in 2014 but didn’t have the money.”

Co-funded by Screen Australia and Screen NSW, the sequel was produced by Guerilla Films’ Tristan Roache-Turner and Bronte Pictures’ Blake Northfield.

If Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is successful, Kiah Roache-Turner has plans to make a third film in the franchise.

I’m already writing it in my head. We’d be crazy not to repeat this as soon as possible.”

Were you a fan of Wyrmwood, and will you be watching Wyrmwood: Apocalypse? Let us know by leaving a comment. A very short teaser for Wyrmwood: Apocalypse can be seen below:

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