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Zack Snyder Returns To Directing With 'Army Of The Dead' For Netflix

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2017's Justice League director Zack Snyder will be returning to direct Army of the Dead, a zombie horror thriller, for Netflix, after stepping away two years ago with a family tragedy.  Snyder and his partner and wife, Deborah Snyder, will produce through their newly rebranded production company, Stone Quarry.  Wesley Coller is also producing.

Snyder came up with the movie plot about an adventure set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.  The script is being handled by Joby Harold.

The project was first set up in 2007 over at Warner Bros. but has since been taken over by Netflix.  Shooting for the movie is set to begin this summer with a budget that can reach $90 million dollar range.

"There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” Snyder told sources in an interview.

In 2017, during postproduction on Justice League, Snyder's daughter committed suicide.  Both of the Snyders decided to step away from the movie, letting Joss Whedon film reshoots and finish postproduction.  Within the next two years, both has been focusing on family, working with suicide awareness causes, and a regrouping of the company.

“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 says.  "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 says he's been energized by the prospect of making this particular story. “I love big action, I love big sequences," he says. "My movie brain starts clicking around and I was like, ‘We need to be shooting this now!’ Constructing these sequences really fired me up.”

Source: THR


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Zach Snyder has had some missteps, but I think he can still put out good work. His “Dawn of the Dead” was a great zombie film and one of my favorites. I look forward to seeing what he can do.

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I’m a huge fan of Zack and his work.  I’m sad he didn’t get to finish his plan for DC, but I’m glad he’s gonna get to do his thing with this one.

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I really liked his Dawn of the Dead remake so think this will be good, I generally like his work, his take on DC didn't do it for me but other than that he can do good work.

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