Army of the Dead: Zack Snyder shares photo from zombie heist flick
Zack Snyder wasn’t able to make it to San Diego Comic-Con this year, as he was preoccupied with his ambitious zombie heist movie he’s making for Netflix, Army of the Dead. But, he did share a look at him behind the scenes on Twitter, while praising the special Red Digital Cameras he had built for the action/horror romp. While the image doesn’t give a lot away in terms of the plot, it will involve a burnt-out car with some equally burnt-out corpses. Will they reanimate? It looks like we’ll have to wait and see.
“Want to say a special thank you to Jarred Land at Red Digital Cinema for building our amazing cameras,” Snyder wrote. “They’re killing it.”
The plot, which was conceived by Snyder and written by Joby Harold and Shay Hatten, follows a man who recruits a group of mercenaries to pull off the ultimate heist amidst a zombie apocalypse. It also boasts an all-star cast, including Dave Bautista (Stuber), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), Chris D’Elia (You), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Raul Castillo (Vida), Nora Arnezeder (Origin), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Manny), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman), Rich Cetrone (Thor) and Garrett Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead).
Snyder has been working on the film since 2007, originally having it in development at Warner Bros. Now, the project is in development at Netflix. Word is the streaming service is sparing no expense with a budget reportedly in the $70 million to $90 million range. The Justice League director will produce alongside his wife Deborah Snyder for The Stone Quarry with Wesley Collar. Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman will oversee for Netflix. Principal photography is scheduled to begin this July.
The filmmaker’s last zombie pic was also his first — 2004’s Dawn of the Dead starring Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames and Michael Kelly, among others. Since then he has mostly stayed close to the comic book genre with 300, Watchmen, Man of Steel, and Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, as well as the anime-inspired action epic Sucker Punch.