It won’t be too long before Zack Snyder’s army is reassembled. The director, alongside co-writer Shay Hatten, is officially in development on the sequel to Netflix’s zombie blockbuster Army of the Dead.
The first film was a massive success for Netflix. Less than a month after it dropped, Snyder’s Stone Quarry Productions signed a deal to produce another large-scale film for the streamer — the sci-fi epic Rebel Moon.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Netflix and Stone Quarry are getting even more serious. They’ve now signed an overall deal and have officially announced the development of Army of the Dead 2.
We don’t know much about the sequel as of yet, although Snyder will be making Rebel Moon before he steps back into the Dead universe. So, it’s unlikely we’ll get to see it before 2023.
Here’s what Zack Snyder had to say about his next creative chapter:
My goal and hope are to bring as much quality content as I can and do it on a giant scale … Big projects and big movies.
If anyone knows big moviemaking, it’s Snyder. Before Army of the Dead, he was responsible for most of the DC cinematic output over the past decade, aside from Christopher Nolan’s excellent Batman trilogy.
Luckily, we’ve still got Army of Thieves to look forward to later this year. The prequel to Army of the Dead, Thieves focuses on the character of Ludwig Dieter. The film follows his early adventures of safecracking in a world overrun by zombies. It’s also reportedly a romantic-comedy… with zombies.
Army of Thieves will star Matthias Schweighöferm who will reprise his role of Ludwig. He will also direct from a script by Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead).
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