IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Roache-Turner Brothers’ zombie/military apocalypse horror Wyrmwood, Bloody Disgusting exclusively learned.
“Wyrmwood follows Barry, a mechanic and family man, as he struggles to rescue his sister, who was kidnapped by soldiers on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. He sets out through the harsh, blood-splattered Australian bushland to battle both the undead and the military alike.”
The film, directed by Kiah Roache-Turner with a screenplay from Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner, 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. Wyrmwood had its world premiere at the 2014 Fantastic Fest.
The deal was negotiated by Sean Berney, Manager of Acquisitions from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers. Altitude Film Sales will be handling international sales. Raven Banner Entertainment is acquiring Canadian rights and plans to release day and date with IFC Midnight.