Ever since Zack Snyder teleported out of public consciousness and onto Vero, fans (and trolls) have been clamoring about his next project. Shoot, his next appearance would be nice.
We’ve heard rumors. We’ve seen pictures. And now, we have a destination — Netflix?!
Yeah, no one saw that coming. Then, we hear what he’s doing for the streaming juggernaut. Both he and his wife, Deborah (owners of Stone Quarry Productions), have signed on to bring us all Army of the Dead, a zombie-horror-thriller.
Three words that give most nerds more natural, clammy chills than a prom date watching The Notebook.
The movie was originally home at Warner Bros. in 2007, but–as fate would have it–the film is no longer in the hands full of thumbs because it was purchased by Netflix. So, huzzah, we get Zack back.
As we are told by THR, the story is a Snyder original and will be set in Las Vegas, when all of the sudden a zombie outbreak hits. We will be treated to a man who a gaggle of mercenaries to go into the quarantined zone for “the greatest heist ever attempted.”
It’s like The Expendables meets The Walking Dead. Whatevs. We’re all in. Why? This…
There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one.
Shots fired Warner Bros. and DC Comics! Snyder continues about how this project will become somewhat of a catharsis after the family tragedy he experienced midway through Justice League.
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.
Turns out the keys to the proverbial Netflix kingdom was given to Snyder by a friend. Scott Stuber was recently hired to focus on Netflix’s feature films empire.
See that picture? That’s Stuber and Snyder chillin’ at the after party of Zack’s big screen debut. Ready for the irony?
Dawn of the Dead.
That’s the thing — Zack seems to make movies about his passions. This reoccurring one is about zombies. And it’s his. All $90 million of the budget is his.
“I love to honor canon and the works of art,” [Snyder] says of his adaptations, “but 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].”
Again, shots fired. Sounds like Zack is feeling himself. Good for us indeed. Welcome back!