In this highly anticipated feature length special, The Crypt of Tears delivers the usual delights to Miss Fisher’s devoted fan base and builds on her international cult following. This major cinematic production will be filming later this year with its premiere theatrical release in Australia in 2019 (date TBC).
Set in the late 1920s, ‘The Crypt of Tears’ honours the heightened exoticisms of the murder mystery genre as the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher, lady detective, takes to the skies on a Middle Eastern adventure that begins in the biblical city of Jerusalem where Phryne helps a young Bedouin woman, Shirin Abbas, escape from jail. Together they pursue the mystery of an ancient treasure that disappeared from a secret crypt beneath the desert in the closing chapters of the Great War. Stirring up a hornet’s nest of class, culture and colonial sensitivities, Phryne dodges death threats and weaves her way around the law to make amends for an injustice wreaked on Shirin.
The film will have its premiere release in Australia with Roadshow Films, and be released in North America in selected theatres by Acorn. Further territories around the world are yet to be confirmed but we will be announcing more details as they come to hand. Stay tuned!