National Lampoon has acquired Intl. Danger Alliance’s post-apocalyptic comedy “Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell” and plans a fall theatrical release.
“Beach Party” is National Lampoon’s third title acquisition, following Les Claypool’s “Electric Apricot” and Adam Rifkin’s “Homo Erectus.” Pic premiered at the L.A. Film Festival last year.
“Beach Party” is set 20 years after the fall of the U.S. and follows a man, two robot companions and a woman named Cannibal Sue as they journey to New America’s capital in an attempt to unite the battered nation.
The movie was written by and stars Kevin Wheatley, who also co-directed with Jonny Gillette; Jamie Bullock produced and also stars. Cast includes Bill English, J.P. Manoux, Tony Hale, Chandler Parker, Daniel Baldwin, Richard Riehle, Jonathan L. Davidson and Jane Seymour in a cameo as president of the fallen nation.
Company noted that the acquisition of “Beach Party” is in line with its business plan of acquiring and distributing up to 12 feature films per year. It’s also producing original comedies, having completed principal photography on its second such project, “National Lampoon’s Ratko: The Dictator’s Son”; it commences production on “National Lampoon’s 301” this fall.