RETURNS TO HIS ROOTS WITH ARMY OF THE DEAD
By David Crow
Four years after stepping down from finishing Justice League, Zack Snyder is back!
On May 21, Snyder will debut Army of the Dead on Netflix.
The film marks Snyder’s first original project not based on DC Comics in 10 years…
… and his first horror-action hybrid since his very first film, 2004’s warped Dawn of the Dead remake.
The film came together for Snyder after a troubled production at Warner Bros. on Justice League.
That 2017 film was supposed to be the culmination of Snyder’s previous Man of Steel and Batman v Superman…
and kickoff to even more ambitious superhero films for Snyder.
But after the tragic loss of his daughter—and WB’s dissatisfaction with BvS box office—he felt himself boxed in by JL reshoots.
“We just lost the will to fight the will to fight in a lot of ways,” he said in a recent interview.
So Army of Darkness promises to be a palate cleanser.
Made with relative autonomy, the film is co-written by Snyder and Shay Hatton, from a story Snyder co-wrote with Joby Harold.
It follows a group of mercenaries who break into zombie-infected Las Vegas to pull off one last heist.
The quarantine zone is about to be destroyed, so it’s the perfect time to cash in chips… assuming you don’t get bit.
The film stars Dave Bautista, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ella Purnell, Garret Dillahunt, and more. Its setup might also include aliens causing the outbreak…