Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead hasn’t even been released yet. But Netflix are clearly very happy with it, as two follow-up projects to the zombie movie are already in development.
Army Of The Dead will see Dave Bautista lead a group of mercenaries, who look to complete a heist in Las Vegas, Nevada. There’s just one problem, though, the city has become over-run with zombies.
While the film isn’t going to be released onto Netflix until 2021, the studio announced on Thursday that a prequel and an anime spin-off, entitled Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas, are currently in the works.
“I’m incredibly excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix again as we expand the Army of the Dead universe with both an international prequel, as well as exploring the visually dynamic world of animation. It’s been a great collaboration and we are thrilled that Netflix sees this as big of an IP as we do.”
We’re still not exactly sure what role Snyder will have on the prequel. What we do know is that Shay Hatten, who is one of the writers of Army Of The Dead, will write it, as well as the anime series, while Mattias Schweighofer will direct it.
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There’s a very good reason for that, too, as the film will explore the character of Ludwig Dieter, who Schweighofer is playing in Army Of The Dead. As such, it will be made entirely in Germany.
Army Of The Dead’s anime series will focus on Bautista’s character, specifically what happened in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Vegas as it was ravaged by zombies. Snyder will direct two episodes of this series, with Jay Oliva acting as its show runner.