Filmmaker Zack Snyder says he determined to make his new film, zombie heist movie “Army of the Dead”, with streamer Netflix as Warner Bros confirmed lack of curiosity in the undertaking. The filmmaker, recognized for films resembling “300”, “Watchmen”, “Man of Steel”, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League”, returns to zombie style with the new movie. He had made his directorial debut with zombie horror “Dawn of the Dead” in 2004.
Headlined by Dave Bautista, “Army of the Dead” is about following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when a bunch of mercenaries take the final gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to drag off the biggest heist ever tried. Snyder shares a historical past with Warner Bros, relationship again to his 2006 blockbuster “300”. However, with the “Army of the Dead”, the studio was not so eager.
“They didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a zombie movie or just didn’t take it that seriously. I was always like, ‘Look guys, this is more than (just a zombie movie),’ but it fizzled out,” Snyder instructed Entertainment Weekly.
The filmmaker mentioned when he pitched the thought to Netflix, the streamer immediately agreed to again it.
“We have been in a gathering at Netflix and I used to be speaking about some of these scripts I used to be engaged on. And I discussed the thought to (Netflix head of unique movies Scott Stuber) and he was like, ‘That is the film! Go write that film and let’s make it.’
“I was like, ‘What, do you mean now?’ And he’s like, ‘Go write it tomorrow and we’ll do shoot it in a week’,” Snyder mentioned.
While “Army of the Dead” is but to be launched on Netflix, the streamer has already inexperienced lit a prequel movie in addition to an anime tv collection to develop the franchise.
About the anime collection, Snyder mentioned, “I’ve done a very deep dive with the why of the zombie plague and where it starts.”
“Sufficed to say, that it does come from Area 51 — that’s in the film’s opening scene — and then the whole cast is in the animated series, along with Christian Slater as the bad guy. We really do a super deep dive on where this like zombie plague came from,” he added.
“Army of the Dead” can even function Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro and Matthias Schweighofer.
The movie is scheduled to be launched later this yr.