Zach Snyder has finished filming his anticipated prequel to zombie movie Army of the Dead, starring Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel and Power actor Omari Hardwick.
In addition to editing the Justice League Snyder Cut, the blockbuster filmmaker has somehow managed to find time to work on the second installment of what’s set to be a new Netflix horror franchise.
Netflix greenlit the second film before even releasing Army of the Dead, which is due to hit the streaming service in 2021.
Confirming the end of the shoot, Snyder tweeted yesterday: ‘That’s a wrap on Army of the Dead: The Prequel. Thanks to all the cast & crew and Netflix #armyofthedead #aotd.’
The director included a photo of some of the cast members, including Fast & Furious star Nathalie and Ludwig Dieter, who will appear in both installments.
Joining them in the cast is Guardians of the Galaxy actor Dave Bautista, Guz Khan, Stuart Martin and Ruby O Fee. Omari is in good company as his former Power co-star Ana de la Reguera has also made the (Snyder) cut.
Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries who break quarantine to enter an infested Las Vegas in order to pull off ‘the greatest heist ever attempted’.
It’s believed to be inspired by George Romero’s zombie classic Dawn of the Dead and has been in the works since 2008 but only came to light after Snyder stepped away from Justice League.
All the signs point to Army of the Dead becoming a new franchise as there is also an anime spin-off confirmed based on Bautista’s character.
In the meantime, DC Comics fans are gearing up to finally clasp their eyes on the long-awaited Snyder Cut of Justice League.
Joss Whedon took over directing duties of the blockbuster when Snyder had to step down due to a family emergency. Fans then started the social media campaign #ReleaseTheSnyderCut to filmmaker’s work on the movie – he had shot the majority of the film before his departure from the project.
Next year is shaping up to be a big one for Snyder as Army of the Dead will debut on Netflix and Justice League (Snyder Cut) will premiere on HBO Max.
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