Justice League director Zack Snyder unveiled never-before-seen photos from the live-action film Army of Thieves, the prequel to the zombie action-thriller Army of the Dead.
In the first look tease images revealed on Thursday, July 7, Matthias Schweighöfer (100 Things) returns to reprise his role as German safecracker Ludwig Dieter, together with supporting cast Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen) as Rolf, Stuart Martin (Miss Scarlet and the Duke) as Brad Cage, Ruby Fee (Polar) as Korina, and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Gwendoline.
It follows the story of Dieter during his early years of safecracking. As he navigates his way through his newfound practice, he is recruited by a mysterious woman to join a “misfit” crew attempting to pull off a heist.
Army of Thieves explores Dieter’s backstory, which eventually leads to the group’s heist in Army of the Dead.
The film is produced, written, and directed by the film’s lead star Schweighöfer, based on Shay Hatten’s screenplay. Wesley Coller, and Dan Maag, together with Zack Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder, are the producers.
In September 2020, Netflix announced that the prequel was already in the works and being filmed in Germany, ahead of the premiere of the Army of the Dead.
Aside from the live-action projects, Netflix also greenlit the prequel six-episode anime series Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, which occurs in the same cinematic universe and tells the origin tale of Scott (Dave Bautista).
Army of Thieves is slated for a late 2021 release via Netflix. – with reports from Paolo Alejandrino/Rappler.com
Paolo Alejandrino is a Rappler intern.