Zack Snyder’s prequel to his Army of the Dead Netflix hit will be a much different take on the usual zombie fare.
Right off the bat–since Army of Thieves is set a full six years prior to Dead–don’t expect to see wall-to-wall zombies overrunning embattled humans, according to a report on JoBlo.com. The film–slated to hit Netflix Oct. 29–will be more of a lead up to the full-blown zombie apocalypse, as the trailer on this page shows.
Thieves follows safecracker Ludwig Dieter (a character in Dead played by Matthias Schweighofer) during his early days of lawbreaking. As the storyline goes, he is hired by a mystery woman to plan and execute a daring heist–with the help of a misfit crew of wanna-be thieves–that deals with “a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.”
Schweighofer, who also directed the prequel, said during a recent interview that the film is “part of the universe, but a totally different movie. It’s an adventurous heist movie.”
Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Gwendoline in Thieves, said something that may confuse horror fans expecting hordes of the undead swarming across the screen. “There’s not really any zombies,” she said. “We see that it’s happening somewhere else, but it’s relevant because it’s this impending potential danger for the whole world.”
Army of Thieves–helmed by Schweighofer from a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Snyder–also stars Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, Trent Garrett, John Bubniak, Barbara Meier and Noemie Nakai. Snyder and his wife Deborah serve as producers.
Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Army of Thieves on Netflix.