Zack Snyder is developing a new anime series for Netflix, with Jay Oliva. Snyder and Oliva will co-write the series, which will be based on Norse mythology, while Oliva will act as showrunner and director and both will serve as executive producers. Snyder’s wife, Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller will produce via their newly launched venture Stone Quarry Animation.
John Derderian, head of anime programming for Netflix, stated:
“Zack Snyder’s innovation in visual storytelling has pushed the industry forward and established him as one of the most distinctive filmmakers of his generation. We are beyond excited to partner with him and his exceptional team to bring the iconic characters and stories of Norse mythology to life in his inimitable style.”
This may serve as a nice companion piece to Netflix’s upcoming ‘Gods and Heroes’, an anime from Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, based on Greek mythology.
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Oliva and Snyder have previously worked together on ‘Justice League’, ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’, ‘300: Rise of an Empire’, and ‘Man of Steel’. Snyder is also known for directing ‘Dawn of the Dead’, ‘300’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’, and ‘Sucker Punch’. He is currently filming ‘Army of the Dead’, a zombie heist movie, starring Dave Bautista.
Oliva has worked extensively in animation and has directed episodes of ‘Young Justice’, and the movies ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’ Parts 1 and 2, ‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’, ‘Justice League: War’, ‘Batman: Assault on Arkham’, ‘Batman vs. Robin’, ‘Batman: Bad Blood’, and ‘Justice League Dark’. He is currently prepping another superhero project, ‘Indomitable Joe’.
Netflix is really diving into the anime pool and is determined to deliver a huge volume of product to its subscribers worldwide. In fact, the service just released a video entitled “Many Worlds, One Home” highlighting some of its new and upcoming anime projects.
Seeing as how Snyder and Oliva’s project was just announced and doesn’t seem to have a name, it will likely be years before it materializes. But does this teaming sound exciting to you?