Army Of The Dead, this year’s Zack Snyder zombie-heist movie for Netflix, was a lacklustre affair. It didn’t live up to the hype, was a complete rip-off of Aliens and had a litany of plot-holes and unresolved character arcs which is why it doesn’t deserve to be included in the zombie movie hall of fame, but that didn’t stop the film being a runaway smash-hit for the streaming service.
In fact Army Of The Dead proved so popular with Netflix users that Snyder now has two prequel projects in the pipeline and is now currently developing a straight sequel to the movie. Details are sketchy but it’s increasingly likely the story will continue where the original left off, with Omari Hardwick’s character in Mexico City.
Before the sequel fans can rejoice in some additional content from the franchise the first of which will be a prequel movie entitled Army Of Thieves which will flesh out Matthias Schweighöfer’s safecracking character Ludwig Dieter’s history, who’s hired by a mysterious woman to pull off a heist with a misfit crew of aspiring thieves in the early days of the zombie outbreak, (talk about plot divergence), and then there’s an anime series called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas which charts Dave Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Ella Purnell, Tig Notaro and Omari Hardwick’s characters actions when the zombie outbreak first occurred.
There’s no official date for Army Of The Dead 2 as Snyder is busy working on the sci-fi thriller Rebel Moon for Netflix but as this unnecessary forced franchise continues it’s worth your while checking out Filmento’s excellent YouTube video analysis of the movie entitled Army of the Dead — When a Filmmaker Grows too Powerful | Anatomy Of A Failure.