Zack Snyder Moving Forward With ‘Army Of The Dead 2’

Looks like Army of the Dead will be recruiting more zombies.

Zack Snyder is laying the groundwork for a sequel to his hit horror film Army of the Dead, according to The Hollywood Reporter. That movie had a limited theatrical release back in May, and followed that up with a successful run on Netflix.

The proposed sequel will strictly be a Netflix project, part of a first-look deal the filmmaker inked with the streamer this week. Snyder is said to be hunkering down with co-writer Shay Hatten on the follow-up flick.

But horror fans better not hold their collective breath waiting for Army of the Dead 2 (or whatever Snyder calls it). The director has another Netflix film project on the front burner now–the s/f adventure film Rebel Moon.

No details about the sequel’s storyline have yet been leaked, but fans will remember that at least one character in the first film–Omari Hardwick’s Vanderohe–survived the carnage and was last seen on his way to Mexico City. Of course, the last-minute twist revealed that he had been bitten by a zombie, so…

The original film–directed by Snyder from a screenplay he wrote with Hatten and Joby Harold–follows a group of mercenaries who plan a Las Vegas heist in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. The movie stars Dave Bautista, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Tig Notaro, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt and Matthias Schweighofer.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on this sequel to Army of the Dead.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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