Van Heijningen to Lead Army of the Dead
So Zack Snyder was never actually supposed to direct what was supposed to be the zombie opus to end all zombie opuses (?), Army of the Dead; he's never been anything more than a producer on the film, we learned today, so it's no surprise that Warner Bros. has filled the chair with another newbie director.
Variety reports that that someone is Matthijs van Heijningen, a commercial director and visual artist who will make his feature film debut on Army. Considering the scope of this project from the way Snyder’s talked about it in the past, Heijningen will have a helluva lot to prove with his first film.
Army of the Dead, simply put, is about a zombie invasion of Las Vegas, focusing on a father who is trying to save his daughter from the shuffling apocalypse. With Snyder busy with his Watchmen adaptation, it's hard to say just how invovled he will be, but it’s good that this sucker is finally moving forward.
More as we learn it!
Build your army of the dead in the Dread Central forums!