What happens when a group of mercenaries attempts to invade a zombie quarantine zone and rob a casino? We don’t know, but Zack Snyder is about to show us.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Zack Snyder will follow up Justice League by directing Army of the Dead, which will be financed and distributed through Netflix. Joby Harold, who wrote Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur movie, wrote the script, which had first been set up at Warner Bros. over a decade ago.
As described above, the film is set in Las Vegas during a zombie outbreak, where a group of people sneak into a quarantine zone to rob a casino. “There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter. “I thought this was a good palate cleanser to really dig in with both hands and make something fun and epic and crazy and bonkers in the best possible way.”
When last we left Snyder, he had exited the director’s chair on Justice League due to the tragic suicide of his daughter. Joss Whedon then came in to complete the film, which ended up not living up to Warner Bros.’ high standards. Since then, the DC Universe has been in a bit of flux storywise, though its most recent film, Aquaman, has become its highest grossing superhero movie of all time.
For Snyder though, it sounds like he’s ready to move on and get back to his roots, which is huge action, like in 300, and zombies, like in the remake of Dawn of the Dead. “[Army of the Dead] will be the most kick-arse, 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 [like this],” he said.
Sounds like this time, the Snyder Cut will be the one that hits Netflix.
Snyder and his team will shoot the film this summer with a budget that could be upwards of $US90 ($126) million, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Head there for more details.
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