Up next from director Elza Kephart (Slaxx) is the horror movie Bjorn of the Dead, and Deadline reports today that Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson is on board to star.
To make this story even more intriguing, the upcoming horror movie isn’t about Iron Maiden at all. No, it’s about ABBA. Specifically, an ABBA tribute band?!
Deadline explains that the film “centers around an ABBA tribute band who find themselves, along with other tribute acts, trapped in a nightclub at the start of the apocalypse. Bjorn and his band must work together to save themselves, humanity, and the future of music.”
Deadline also notes, “In addition to Bruce Dickinson, the film will have various cameos from the world of rock and heavy metal.” It’s said to be a “blood-drenched gore fest.”
Here’s the full official plot synopsis…
Bjorn, lead singer in Abbatoir, and his band mates Benny, Anni-Frid, and Agnetha spend their weekends covering Abba classics at a variety of increasingly depressing venues, from old folks’ homes to empty pub back rooms. It’s a grind and the band is ready to call it a day when Benny, the band’s oldest and most needy member, hears of a Battle Of The Bands competition for tribute bands at The Niney Dimey.
As the band arrives to load in their gear, things begin to go awry rather quickly. A disturbance in the main room of the venue rapidly gets out of control forcing Bjorn and his band to take cover backstage. Some of the other bands are injured from the fracas outside, injuries which soon present a problem when the wounded begin to metamorphose into bloodthirsty undead.
Bjorn of the Dead was written by Austin Dickinson, the son of Bruce Dickinson, and based on an original story by Andrew Prendergast, who produces, and Austin Dickinson.
Raven Banner is handing worldwide sales on the film. Stay tuned for more.