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Zack Snyder’s Zombie Film ‘Army of the Dead’ Gets a Film Prequel and Anime Series

By Flora  /  05 Sep 2020 (Saturday)

L-R: Matthias Schweighöfer, Zack Snyder. Credit: Netflix

Zack Snyder has signed a deal with Netflix to not only produce and direct a zombie action heist film ‘Army of the Dead’ - which premieres in 2021 - a film prequel and an anime series is already in the works. 

Quote from Zack Snyder:  “I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix again as we expand the Army of the Dead universe with both an international prequel, as well as exploring the visually dynamic world of animation. It’s been a great collaboration and we are thrilled that Netflix sees this as big of an IP as we do.”

Snyder’s Army of the Dead (The 'OG' film) will be released on Netflix in 2021 and follows a group of mercenaries into a zombie infested Las Vegas, Nevada who try to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. It features an all-star international cast including Dave Bautista,  Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Matthias Schweighöfer, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Samantha Win and is produced by The Stone Quarry’s Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Wesley Coller. 

Credit: Netflix

Matthias Schweighöfer who stars in the main ‘Army of the Dead’ film, will be directing and starring in the prequel which follows his character ‘Ludwig Dieter’. The film will be produced by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Wesley Coller of The Stone Quarry and Matthias Schweighöfer and Dan Maag of PANTALEON Films. 

The anime series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, chronicles the origin story of Scott (Dave Bautista) and his rescue crew during the initial fall of Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak.  Zack Snyder will direct 2 episodes of the anime series. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series Trese) will be showrunning as well as directing 2 episodes of the series.  Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick and Ella Purnell will reprise their roles in the anime series.
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