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Zombie Musical Anna and the Apocalypse Begins Shooting in Scotland

16 January 2017 9:22 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You know that zombie musical that everyone who loves zombie movies and TV shows has been asking for? Well, it is finally happening. Anna and the Apocalypse, a full-length zombie musical, is currently in the works and has started filming in Glasgow, Scotland.

The news comes courtesy of Screen Daily who are reporting that Anna and the Apocalypse is already underway. Filmmaker Ryan McHenry, who was probably best known for his viral short Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal, wrote the screenplay for the movie, which is based off the short he wrote and directed back in 2010 called Zombie Musical. Originally, Ryan McHenry was supposed to directed Anna and the Apocalypse but sadly, he died of cancer back in 2015 at the age of 27. John McPhail, who directed the 2016 rom-com Where Do We Go From Here, has taken over directing duties on the project. Here is how the movie is being described in the report. »

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Shoot underway on zombie musical 'Anna And The Apocalypse'

16 January 2017 2:59 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Mark Benton, Paul Kaye join Ella Hunt; Amp handles sales; Creative Scotland among backers.

Shoot on zombie comedy-musical Anna And The Apocalypse is underway in and around Glasgow, Scotland.

In the movie, a girl and her friends must fight – and sing – their way through a zombie invasion to reach the supposed safety of their school, not knowing if their parents and friends will still be alive when they get there.

Emerging UK actress Ella Hunt (Our Robot Overlords) stars in the title role alongside Mark Benton (ITV drama The Halcyon) who plays her father and Paul Kaye (Game Of Thrones), who plays the wicked antagonist Savage.

Ryan McHenry, who wrote and directed the 2010 short film Zombie Musical upon which it is based, wrote the original script and was due to direct the feature but the filmmaker died of cancer in 2015 aged 27. He was best known for creating viral hit Ryan Gosling Won’t Eat His Cereal »

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