Zack Snyder has decided to return to the director’s chair, and will take the helm of a new Netflix zombie action movie called Army of The Dead.
The divisive filmmaker went on hiatus after stepping away from Justice League due to the tragic death of his daughter, but he is now ready to get back behind the camera.
“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 tells THR. “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].”
The movie does sound pretty damn insane! Apparently, it’ll focus on a guy who assembles a group of mercenaries to pull off a massive heist in Las Vegas… which just so happens to be overrun with zombies.
Snyder’s first feature was a remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of The Dead, and to say he’s excited to return to the genre would be an understatement. “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.”
Snyder will direct and produce with his partner and wife Deborah via their newly rebranded production company, Stone Quarry. There’s no premiere date set, but the budget is expected to be in and around the $90 million range.
Welcome back, Zack!