Zack Snyder has delivered a lot of epic films such as Watchmen, Justice League, and Dawn of the Dead. Now, he is gearing up to begin filming his new zombie film Army of the Dead this June with a $90 million dollar budget.
As for the cast? That hasn’t been announced yet, but recently, Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista let it slip during an interview that he is “working on a Zach Snyder project.” Could it be Army of the Dead?
In the movie, during a zombie outbreak happens in Las Vegas, a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist in history.
Originally set to be filmed for Warner Bros. the film has changed hands and has landed at none other than streaming giant Netflix which has given Snyder more freedom.
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. He continued. “I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through 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].
I love big action, I love big sequences. My movie brain starts clicking around and I was like, ‘We need to be shooting this now!’ Constructing these sequences really fired me up. When the movie gets super big, you get pushed awayfrom the camera. And in the last few years, I’ve had a reconnection with photography. This movie will be a chance to get the camera in my hand.”
Snyder will be directing Army of the Dead as well as producing the movie along with Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller. Joby Harold (Awake) wrote the script based on a story by Snyder.