Army of the Dead – USA, 2020

A scene from Dawn of the Dead (2004)

Army of the Dead is a 2020 American action horror feature film directed by Zack Snyder (Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeWatchmen; Sucker PunchDawn of the Dead, 2004) from a screenplay by Joby Harold.

The movie, which is already in pre-production, is being brought to the screen by Snyder with his partner and wife, Deborah, via their newly rebranded production company, Stone Quarry. Wesley Coller is also producing.

Plot:

Amidst a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Development:

The Netflix-backed movie will mark Snyder’s return to directing after a family tragedy meant that he left Justice League in 2017, with Joss Whedon doing reshoots and finishing post-production. According to industry insiders, Netflix specifically identified the zombie project and sought it out from previous owners Warner Bros., which might set a precedent for the studio selling other projects to the online streaming service.

In an interview in The Hollywood Reporter Snyder stated: “I love to honour canon and the works of art, 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 [like this].”

He added: “I love big action, I love big sequences. My movie brain starts clicking around and I was like, ‘We need to be shooting this now!’ Constructing these sequences really fired me up.”

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