Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a 2022 Australian science fiction action horror film about a zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland. The movie is the sequel to Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead (2014).
The Bronte Pictures/Guerilla Films co-production stars Jake Ryan (The Great Gatsby), Luke McKenzie (Perfect Sense), Bianca Bradey (The Osiris Child), Jay Gallagher (Nekrotronic), Shantae Barnes-Cowan (Operation Buffalo series), Tasia Zalar (Mystery Road) and Nicholas Boshier.
In a zombie-infested Australian wasteland, soldier Rhys has dedicated his life to tracking and capturing survivors for the Surgeon General in hopes of finding a cure.
However, when he learns all is not as it seems, he must team up with Maxi, and siblings Brooke and Barry to race against the clock and save the one person who may be the key to ending the apocalypse…
While it does touch on authoritarian heavy-handedness when it comes to, ahem, curing and managing a virus, the Roache-Turner’s never overcomplicate their main objective, which is to have as much fun as possible. If Apocalypse is anything, it’s a joyous celebration of Australian cinema and the fun that can be had while making a movie. Along with their cast and crew, the Roache-Turner’s passion and enthusiasm for exciting cinema bursts through the screen.” Cinema Australia
“If you prefer your zombie flicks with wonderfully heavy-handed social commentary ala George Romero or lengthy discussion of feelings like in The Walking Dead, this is not the venue you should be visiting. If, however, you want to witness a splattery, cinematic seance that summons the spirits of early Sam Raimi and George Miller and unleashes them on a modern audience, you’re going to have a bloody belter of a time of Wyrmwood: Apocalypse.” Film Ink
Wyrmwood: Apocalypse will be released in Sydney, Australia, on February 1st 2022.
Meanwhile, Arclight Films is handling worldwide distribution rights and will present Wyrmwood: Apocalypse to buyers at the virtual Cannes Market in June.
“Everyone loves a great post-apocalyptic thriller! Worldwide distributors at Cannes virtual Market will not only be thrilled with the super high quality of production and visual effects but also with the story and the characters. The filmmaking team did an extraordinary job, setting new heights with this sequel to captivate worldwide fans of the first instalment as well as audiences new to the franchise,” said Arclight Films Chairman Gary Hamilton.
Cast and characters:
Luke McKenzie … Rhys
Shantae Barnes-Cowan … Maxi
Nicholas Boshier … The Surgeon General
Bianca Bradey … Brooke
Jay Gallagher … Barry
Jake Ryan … The Colonel
Tasia Zalar … Grace
A proposed TV series, Wyrmwood: Chronicles of the Dead, has been in development for several years.