Ideas for horror films can come from anywhere–but one new entry definitely has a strange origin story.
Supermarket tabloid Weekly World News has created an entertainment division–Weekly World News Studios–and its first project will be a horror/comedy that is said to be something akin to The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets Shaun of the Dead, according to a report on Deadline.
The Zombie Wedding will be the initial offering from this effort designed to develop film, TV and podcast projects. These projects will draw from the tabloid’s library of more than 110,000 articles and 300 original characters–a stable that includes such creations as Bat Boy and Manigator.
The new film–adapted from an interactive play written by the newspaper’s editor in chief Greg D’Alessandro–is produced by Joe Corcoran. The movie will be directed by Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam), who said she is “ecstatic to bring my two great loves–musicals and zombies–together.” The score for the film will be provided by acclaimed jazz guitarist Jean-Paul Bourelly.
The film, according to the official description, finds a young South Carolina couple going through with their wedding–despite a zombie apocalypse. To make matters worse, he’s a zombie and she isn’t. As one might expect, the ceremony goes south when the zombie guests decide to feast on a few human brains. How all this is put to music is anyone’s guess.
No casting or production announcements have been made at this point, so keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on The Zombie Wedding.