Filmmaker Zack Snyder says he decided to make his zombie heist film The Dead of Netflix with Netflix because Warner Bros. showed no interest in the project.
The filmmaker, known for films such as 300, Watchman, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, returns to the zombie genre with the new film.
He made his directorial debut in 2004 with the zombie horror Dawn of the Dead.
Directed by Dave Botista, The Army of the Dead is set after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when mercenaries gamble ultimate, reaching the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heir ever made. .
Zack Snyder shared a history with Warner Bros., which dates back to his 2006 blockbuster 300. However, with the Army of the Dead, the studio was not so keen.
“They didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a zombie movie or just take it seriously. I was always like, look guys, it’s more than just (just a zombie movie), ‘but it’s fiercely Heard, ‘Snyder told Entertainment Weekly.
The filmmaker said that when he gave the idea to Netflix, the streaming company immediately agreed to return it.
“We were in a meeting on Netflix and I was talking about some of these scripts that I was working on. And I mentioned the idea (Netflix head of the original films Scott Stuber) and he was like, ‘This is the movie! Write that film and let’s make it. ‘
“I was like, ‘What do you mean now?” He said, “Write it down tomorrow and we’ll shoot it in a week.”, Snyder said.
Although Army of the Dead is yet to be released on Netflix, the streaming giant has already given the nod to a prequel film as well as creating an anime television series to expand the franchise.
Regarding the anime series, Jack Snyder said, “I’ve taken a very deep dive because of the zombie plague and where it starts.”
“Suffice it to say that it comes from Area 51 in the opening scene of the film and then in the entire series animated series with Christian Slater as the bad guy. We actually do a super deep dive where zombie plague like this Had come, ”he said.
The army of the dead will also include Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Ana de la Reguera, Garrett Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tiger Notaro and Matthew Schweghofer.
The film is scheduled to be released later this year.