While discussing Netflix’s Army of the Dead prequel Army of Thieves at Comic-Con@Home, producer Deborah Snyder revealed the way it blends genres.
Netflix’s upcoming Army of Thieves could have romantic comedy components, says producer Deborah Snyder. Earlier this yr, the streaming big appeared to kick off a brand new franchise with the release of Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Billed as a heist film combined with the zombie apocalypse, Army of the Dead arrived with a number of spin-off initiatives already within the works. Now that Snyder’s latest is a huge hit for Netflix, there’s plenty of pleasure surrounding stated spin-offs, the primary of which is Army of Thieves.
Put into growth nicely earlier than Army of the Dead even revealed its first trailer, Thieves can be a prequel centered round fan favourite safecracker Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). The movie will as soon as once more revolve round a heist, although it can have considerably much less zombies. Schweighöfer serves as director for Army of Thieves, whereas Snyder is a producer. It additionally stars Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Guz Khan, Stuart Martin, and Jonathan Cohen. As of proper now, Army of Thieves is with no premiere date, although it is anticipated to reach someday this yr.
Over the weekend, Army of Thieves held a Comic-Con@Home panel with a number of of the creatives behind the movie. Early on, each Snyders mentioned how they shaped the concept for Army of Thieves, with Deborah particularly mentioning how the brand new combination of genres appealed to her. After all, zombies exist on this world, however they are not an enormous a part of the plot. “Who’s done a prequel where it’s a different genre film?” she stated. “Because to me, this is more [of a] romantic-comedy heist film than anything else.” This won’t be what followers anticipated, nevertheless it definitely sounds fascinating.
Army of the Dead felt like a breath of contemporary air as a result of it mixed a heist with zombies. It seems like Army of Thieves will proceed this genre-bending concept, although as a substitute of placing extra give attention to zombies, it’s going to be extra romantic. As the newly-released Army of Thieves trailer hinted, sparks will fly between Dieter and Emmanuel’s Gwendoline; she recruits him for a mission in Europe, and in between all of the planning and safecracking, there can be some rom-com components to take pleasure in.
Additional initiatives set inside this world which are on the best way embody the anime prequel Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and an Army of the Dead 2. Whether they too will attempt to play with genres stays to be seen, nevertheless it’s a method that thus far appears to be working for the franchise. Army of Thieves is already drumming up pleasure due to its give attention to Dieter, and the trailer suggests it can introduce a number of different enjoyable characters as nicely. Hopefully the following factor Netflix will reveal about it’s the release date.
Source: Comic-Con International
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