Zack Snyder returns from the dead (As in his post DCEU career) to direct another Zombie movie!
Director, Zack Snyder (Watchmen, Batman Vs Superman, 300, Man of Steel, Justice League, Sucker Punch, Wonder Woman) is back after the shocking passing of his and wife Deborah Snyder's daughter, has singed on to produce a Zombie Horror action film for Netflix called Army of the Dead??
The concept is somewhat derivative as it bears similarities to other films and even videogames.
AOTD takes place in Las Vegas, during , you guessed it-a zombie outbreak! In which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to venture into the quarantined zone to commit the boldest or perhaps the craziest heist ever attempted!!
Let's see..part Dawn of the Dead, Overlord, The Outpost, Resident Evil Mercenaries, Call of the Dead Zombies, etc?
Netflix, has taken over the project from Warner Bros., where it was originally set up in 2007, will fully commit to this new project from the Snyder's Production company-Stone Quarry. Army of the Dead is scheduled to shoot this summer with a huge budget within the $90 million range, according to sources. Army wouldn't be the first time Zac has directed a Zombie film, it was 2004's Dawn of the Dead (Scripted by James Gunn.) that placed him on Hollywood's radar due to it's amazing success and now after picking up the pieces of his life, he's about to bring back the dead! Snyder's films although met with success, can at times be polarizing when it comes to DC Comics' adaptations that have been met with both applause and disdain for implementing nihilist themes in beloved characters such as Superman, Batman and so forth, thus coining the DC's Dark Universe sentiment.
“I love to honor canon and the works of art,” in regards to hisDCEU adaptations, “but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself though a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware — but not in a wink-to-the-camera way — balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen! No one’s ever let me completely loose.”
It appears that Snyder is very enthusiastic about this film which he also wrote and perhaps, AOTD is more of his thing than the DC Superhero movies.