Angry Badger Pictures secures rights for post-apocalyptic horror/thriller Fatal Shroud

Angry Badger Pictures, the prolific UK independent feature film production company behind titles such as Irvine Welsh’s The Magnificent Eleven and Payback Season starring Adam Deacon, has secured the rights to make the film version of the newly released novel Fatal Shroud by George Eves.

Fatal Shroud: The Yellowstone National Park finally lives up to its predicted eruption cycle and after a little over six hundred thousand years the vast caldera, which was only relatively recently identified as the whole of the park when satellite imaging became available, erupts to send a massive chunk of the Earth’s crust thirty miles up into space in an ELE (Extinction Level Event).

Slowly, volcanic ash forms a fatal shroud about the earth condemning it to a nuclear winter and as the ice sheets expand and the ground hardens, the plant life dies and consequentially the animals and humans follow suit from starvation, disease and desperate conflict in futile struggle for survival of the fittest.

Viewed through the experiences of a politically bigoted, money motivated, womanising, alcoholic, male chauvinist banker, human history stumbles backwards with increasing ferocity and pace as the colourful tapestry of life descends into a threadbare patchwork of despair and the whole fabric of society disintegrates into chaos.

This is not the Angry Badger Pictures team’s first foray into the post-apocalyptic horror/thriller genre. Their 2010 release S.N.U.B! became a cult hit on the internet and was a popular DVD title in the UK and Japan. But Producer, John Adams, believes this will be a much more grown up and wide reaching project:

“We made ‘S.N.U.B!’ as a deliberate homage to the B-movies of the late 1950s and early 1960s like ‘The Blob’ and ‘Quatermass’. It was low-budget, tongue-in-cheek and self-referential. What George has written in ‘Fatal Shroud’ is a much more adult political thriller. Of course our film adaptation will still be entertaining and even funny; and it will definitely have the horror and science fiction elements needed to appeal to the demographic audience, but ultimately this will be a very different and much darker film.”

For more information on Angry Badger Pictures check out their official website
Pick up a copy of Fatal Shroud at Amazon

Source: Press Release
GS Reporter: Phil Hobden (@filmsploitation)

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One comment

  1. Gavin Jones /

    Cool, I think everyone is looking forward to a new classic British horror!

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