Army of the Dead, the new film by Zack Snyder, will arrive on the on-demand streaming platform only from 21 May next, but in the past few hours the official plot of the Army of the Thieves prequel has already been unveiled.
As you know, Netflix has decided to focus heavily on Snyder, producing both a live-action prequel film and an animated TV series (always prequel and titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas) in order to expand the undead franchise.
Filming of the live-action prequel, titled as mentioned Army of Thieves, are already finished, although no official release date has yet been revealed. The direction was handled by Matthias Schweighöfer, one of the protagonists of Army of the Dead in the role of Dieter, and the first official synopsis reads: "A mysterious woman recruits bank teller Dieter for an impossible-to-hack safe robbery that will take place across Europe."
The producers of Army of the Thieves are obviously films Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder, and the director's wife said: "I don't know when the prequel will come out yet, but we are in post-production and approaching the launch date. We have work to do that will continue throughout the summer, but the interesting thing about that film is that it will be set at the beginning of the zombie pandemic, which is happening in America and causing instability in banking and financial institutions. It's a heist movie, with very few zombies. It's almost a romantic comedy, as well as a robbery movie, and it's going to be a lot of fun."
Army of the Dead will arrive on Netflix on May 21st.