Zack Snyder is back with a new film for Netflix. Keep your eyes out for Army of the Dead.
Following his departure from Justice League in 2017 due to a family tragedy, Snyder has been playing it low-key for some time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he is now ready to head back to work and this time it will be a zombie film for Netflix.
Army of the Dead will be directed by Snyder and produced by his partner and wife, Deborah Snyder. Snyder came up with the story for the film, but the script credit will be going to Joby Harold.
The story is reportedly set in Las Vegas during a zombie outbreak, where a group of mercenaries is going to head into the quarantined zone for the ultimate heist.
Previously the film had been set up at Warner Bros. since 2007, but it is now being taken over by Netflix. The budget is expected to be around $90M and filming is expected to take place this summer.
“There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” Snyder told THR. “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,” Snyder said. “I love to honor canon and the works of art,” he says of his comic adaptations, “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 is most excited to be once again actually get behind the camera again. “When the movie gets super big, you get pushed away from the camera,” Snyder said. “And in the last few years I’ve had a reconnection with photography. This movie will be a chance to get the camera in hand.”
As recently as last year Snyder had said his next project would be an adaptation of Ayn Rand’s novel, The Fountainhead. As with everything in Hollywood, projects change, so there is no indication if he plans to return to that project.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter