By Sevanny Campos
Following his departure from the Warner Bros. Justice League film in 2017, Zack Snyder is set to return to the screens of viewers with zombie movie, Army of the Dead. Following a family tragedy Snyder stepped away from the superhero film and filmmaking all together. Now, in 2019, the director will return to filmmaking with the genre that gave him notoriety.
According to the Hollywood Reporter the movie will be produced by the production company Stone Quarry, which is Snyder’s company. He will produce and direct the film along with his wife Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller.
Army of the Dead is a Snyder original story which tells the adventure of a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas. Amongst the chaos of the zombie outbreak, a man with plans gathers a group of mercenaries to venture into the quarantine zone to pull off a dangerous and ambitious heist.
This project is of familiarity for Snyder who received much attention after the debut of his feature film, the 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead.
Army of the Dead will be a Netflix film, giving complete creative autonomy to Snyder. After following the honoring the comic storylines of the DC universe this will be a completely new project that is truly his own.
“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 way,” Snyder told the Hollywood Reporter.
The film was originally set up in 2007 through Warner Bros however Netflix will be taking over the project and could reach a budget of $90 million according to sources gathered by the Hollywood Reporter. Snyder and his production company have the green light from Netflix to immediately begin production of the film.
Categories: Zombie films