The streaming giant has already commenced the expansion work of the Zack Snyder film Army of the Dead. Reportedly, Netflix already has unveiled its plans to make a prequel and a TV series forming a cinematic universe that will explore Snyder’s zombie world.
Although the pandemic has delayed the “Army of the Dead” release, Netflix is already pretty optimistic about the concept as they enthusiastically relayed their interest in developing a franchise out of Dave Bautista starrer film.
The Army of the Dead will be Snyder’s first directorial venture after the tragic death of his daughter, which led him to leave the production of Justice League midway. Netflix is, however, holding no cards to its chest and is showing full confidence in Zack Snyder’s film. It has already called for a prequel film and an animation series set in the same world via an announcement on Thursday.
The Army of the Dead will follow a heist story. After a zombie outbreak wreaks havoc over the entire world, a group of mercenaries attempts to pull off a “greatest heist ever attempted.”
The ensemble cast of the film includes WWE star Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Ana de la Reguera, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Omari Hardwick, Raul Castillo, Matthias Schweigofer, Samantha Win, and Nora Arnezeder.
The film will release in 2021, but no official date has been set yet.
The rumor has it that Snyder will work with a lot of collaborators in the link-up projects.
German actor Mattias Schweigofer will act (reprising his role as Ludwig Dieter) and direct in the prequel film. The script of the prequel will be written by Shay Hatten, who has also written the first and has written the script for the third installment of the John Wick franchise, John Wick Chapter 3-Parabellum.
The prequel will be produced in Germany with Schweigofer, Zack Snyder, his wife Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and Den Maag acting as the producers.
The anime series will follow the story of Dave Bautista’s character(Scott) during the initial days of the outbreak, during which Scott and his crew fight to find the source of the outbreak.
Jay Olivia will be the leading producer of the anime show. Olivia has been credited as a storyboard artist with the films like Justice League and Thor: Ragnarok. He has also helmed the widely popular anime series Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.
It looks like Zack Snyder is back in the game as he is also showing tenacity in bringing his version of the failed film Justice League to the audience. The film which he couldn’t finish in 2017.
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