Army of Thieves on Netflix: Prequel to Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

Netflix unveiled the teaser of ‘Army of Thieves’ during San Diego Comic-Con. The release date for this zombie heist movie is yet to be announced.

Army of Thieves follows Dieter, the safecracker from the Army of the dead, and explores his backstory before the Vegas zombie outbreak. According to the synopsis by Netflix, Dieter, a bank teller gets recruited by a mysterious woman, to join a group of wanted criminals, on a mission across Europe.

The trailer opens with Dieter getting approached by a woman to join a heist mission, following the zombie outbreak in America. The trailer combines sequences of car chases, shootouts, and heists, with a tinge of humour.

Zack Snyder co-wrote the script of Army of Thieves, along with Shay Hatten. Matthias Schweighöfer directs while reprising the lead role. Other cast members include Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, and Jonathan Cohen. The movie is produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller, and Dan Maag.

Dieter became one of the favourite characters among the fans. Army of Thieves was in production even before the release of Army of the Dead. It seems that Netflix and the makers had a hint that the character would be popular.

Talking about the character and Schweighöfer, Snyder said in an interview: “Dieter is so beloved, when we tested the movie, he was one of people’s favorite characters. To get more info of, where did he come from, how did he learn to crack safes, I think that’s really fun, too. He’s a great director. It’s a smaller-scale movie than ‘Army,’ but it looks really big.”

With Army of Thieves and an anime spin-off titled ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas’, Snyder is looking to expand the universe. Some recent news also suggests that Snyder is planning a sequel to the Army of the Dead.

Catch the official teaser:

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