The zombie movie gets a Christmas-themed, musical makeover from film festival success “Anna and the Apocalypse,” Nick Nolte goes on a trip down memory lane with his granddaughter in “Head Full of Honey,” horror film “The Possession of Hannah Grace” goes for a morgue setting, and Netflix’s retelling of the Jungle Book story, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle,” gets a theatrical release after being let go by previous distributor Warner Bros.
Anna and the Apocalypse (R)
Select release dates: UK, USA (limited) – November 30; Netherlands, Singapore – December 13
[Official Trailer: youtu.be/dfWIfwKJ7vA]
Studio synopsis: A zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven — at Christmas — forcing Anna and her friends to fight, slash and sing their way to survival.
Starring Ella Hunt (“Cold Feet,” “Robot Overlords”) and directed by John McPhail (BAFTA Scotland nominee, Sydney Indie Film Fest winner “Where Do We Go From Here?”)
Head Full of Honey (PG-13)
US limited release (New York): November 30
[Official Trailer: youtu.be/ZYjLvyhxGls]
Studio synopsis: A man suffering from Alzheimer’s embarks on a final road trip with his granddaughter.
Starring Nick Nolte (“Gangster Squad,” “48 Hrs.”), Emily Mortimer (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “The Sense of an Ending”), Emily Cox (TV series “The Last Kingdom”), Matt Dillon (“Crash,” “There’s Something About Mary”) and directed by Til Schweiger (actor, “Inglourious Basterds,” director of 2014 original “Honig im Kopf,” “Berlin, I Love You” segment).
Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (PG-13)
Select release dates: UK, USA (both limited) – November 29; Netflix – December 7
[Official Trailer: youtu.be/OVBjPpUlQrE]
Studio synopsis: A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.
Starring Christian Bale (“The Dark Knight” trilogy), Benedict Cumberbatch (“Doctor Strange”), Cate Blanchett (“Thor: Ragnarok” trilogy), Naomie Harris (James Bond film “Skyfall”), Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”), Freida Pinto and Andy Serkis (both “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”) and directed by Andy Serkis.
The Possession of Hannah Grace (R)
Select release dates: Netherlands – November 29; Ireland, UK, USA – Nov 30; France – December 5; Singapore – Dec 27; Philippines – January 2019
[Official Trailer: youtu.be/RHAgri92JP8]
Studio synopsis: When a cop who is just out of rehab takes the graveyard shift in a city hospital morgue, she faces a series of bizarre, violent events caused by an evil entity in one of the corpses.
Starring Shay Mitchell (“Mothers Day,” TV series “Pretty Little Liars”), Kirby Johnson (“5150”) and directed by Diederik Van Rooijen (TV series “Black Widow”).