The anime spinoff of the zombie action heist flick Army of the Dead this week took a big step forward with the addition of a talented lineup of voice actors.
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas–another brainchild of Zack Snyder–is an animated extension of the filmmaker’s still-in-the-works Army of the Dead film for Netflix and, according to Deadline, several Hollywood names have signed on to voice characters in the series.
The new slate of actors for the Netflix project includes Joe Manganiello (Justice League), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Harry Lennix (The Blacklist), Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why), Anya Chalotra (The Witcher), Vanessa Hudgens (Tick, Tick…Boom!), Yetide Badaki (American Gods), Christina Wren (Man of Steel), Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop) and Nolan North (Star Trek: Lower Decks).
These actors will join Dave Bautista, Ana De La Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick and Ella Purnell, who recently were named to the anime series. Lost Vegas–as reported here in Horror News Network–will focus on “the origin story of Scott (Bautista), and highlight his rescue team’s efforts to protect all they love during the first phases of the mysterious zombie outbreak in Vegas,” according to the official synopsis.
Snyder will direct two episodes of the new animated series, with showrunner Jay Oliva helming two other episodes. Shay Hatten–who co-wrote Army of the Dead–will pen the script. Meduzarts Animation Studio will bring the series to animated life.
In addition, plans are afoot for a prequel feature to Army of the Dead, a film directed by and starring Matthias Schweighofer that will follow the adventures of his Army character Ludwig Dieter.
With so many question marks looming for all the Army of the Dead projects, keep reading Horror News Network for all future updates.