Maple Pictures to Distribute Pontypool


A different kind of zombie story

Canada’s Maple Pictures picked up Bruce McDonald’s Pontypool for all domestic rights in all media in advance of its world preem at the Toronto festival.

Written by Tony Burgess, based on his 1998 small-press novel Pontypool Changes Everything, the film is McDonald’s entry into horror with a story about a washed-up small-town morning radio DJ who becomes trapped with his crew after getting reports of a rampantly spreading virus.

As McDonald explained it at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, the English language is how the infection spreads. McDonald optioned Burgess’ novel over a decade ago.

More details on Pontypool‘s origins to come this week!

Source: Variety