Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share the first official photos for Netflix’s upcoming prequel to this year’s hit zombie action pic titled Army of Thieves, which will now center around German safecracker Ludwig Dieter, with Matthias Schweighöfer reprising the fan-favorite character. The action comedy heist movie is expected to make its debut later this year.
The Army of Thieves images, which you can check out below, offer us our first look at Dieter in one of his very first heists which take viewers away from Las Vegas and into a European adventure. Dieter is also seen together with new characters including Games of Thrones alum Nathalie Emmanuel.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) July 7, 2021
In this prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.
Army of Thieves stars Grimme Award winner Matthias Schweighöfer, Nathalie Emmanuel (Games of Thrones, F9), Guz Khan (Turn Up Charlie), Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin (Jamestown), Jonathan Cohen (Budapest), Noemie Nakai, Peter Simonischek (Toni Erdmann), and John Bubniak.
Army of Thieves is directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Shay Hatten. Producers are Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder and Wesley Coller of The Stone Quarry, and Schweighöfer and Dan Maag of PANTALEON Films.
The main movie, which was led by Dave Bautista, made its debut last May and has become one of Netflix’s most-watched original films, with over 72 million households watching it during its first four weeks. Netflix is also currently developing an anime spin-off series titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, which will chronicle the origins of Bautista’s Scott and his rescue crew during the initial outbreak in Vegas.