Netflix has announced a new movie from the talented mind of Zack Snyder! Fans of his Army of the Dead film will be excited to learn about Army of Thieves. This movie will be a prequel and will continue Snyder’s journey into the new take on his bank heist meets zombies genre. The genre that continues to grow with several other projects already in the works.
This prequel will be set around the beginning of the zombie outbreak that viewers saw at full force in Army of the Dead. The trailer begins at a safe cracking competition where we are introduced to Ludwig Dieter, played by Matthias Schweighöfer. Soon Ludwig is recruited by the mysterious Gwendoline, played by the talented Nathalie Emmanuel, that many viewers will recognize from Game of Thrones. As Gwendoline introduces the rest of the heist team, we get to meet some very interesting characters. Ruby O. Fee plays Korina, the team’s master hacker. Guz Khan as Rolph the very enthusiastic get away driver. Last but not least we meet Stuart Martin as Brad Cage, the quintessential action hero of the group.
This team was put together for one reason and one reason only: to locate and crack three huge high profile safes. The trailer gives off a very high action vibe with lots of stunts, screams, and dangerous moments. But not lost in the heist atmosphere is the quirky sense of humor which was very much front and center. As the trailer closes one quote that stood out to me was, “This is about becoming legends.”
Army of Thieves will be premiering on Netflix October 29. Acting as producers on the series will be Schweighöfer and Snyder. Alongside them will be Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and Dan Maag. Stay tuned to Nerds & Beyond for more news and updates!