Zack Snyder, whose first feature film was the 2004 ‘Dawn of the Dead’ remake, is returning to the zombie genre with the Netflix film ‘Army of the Dead’. The project is now filming, and Snyder shared an image of himself setting up a shot, with the help of a couple of members of his “skeleton crew.”
[Army of the Dead] is set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which 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. Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder are producing, and Ori Marmur and Andrew Norman are overseeing it for Netflix.
Dave Bautista heads up this cast, which also includes Nora Arnezeder, Raúl Castillo, Rich Cetrone, Chris D’Elia, Ana De La Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Omari Hardwick, Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Theo Rossi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Matthias Schweighöfer, and Samantha Win.
Last month, Bautista shared an image of the living portion of the cast:
When announcing the project in January, Snyder spoke to The Hollywood Reporter and stated:
“There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one… 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 possible way… I love to honor 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].”
Snyder has set the bar pretty high for himself, and it appears he is taking a swipe at his more recent projects with his “handcuffs” comment. (Translation: Warner Bros. DC Universe movies.)
Netflix hasn’t announced a release date for ‘Army of the Dead’, but check back for updates!
Source: Bloody Disgusting