Los Angeles, October 28 - Zack Snyder's Zombie film, "Army of the Dead" was a hit on Netflix, which led streaming giant to sign a first-look deal
with the filmmaker of the two years. As per the deal, Snyder will make and create content for Netflix including the sequel to Army Of The Dead.
While the sequel to "Army Of The Dead" is still in the pre-production stage, Snyder has revealed that the sequel is titled "Planet of the Dead" and also teases one character's return for the sequel. Speaking to Inverse
about the sequel, the filmmaker teases the potential return of Army of Thieves lead Dieter.
"But the real adventure would be to see what happened to him when that safe door closed. Did he get killed by Zeus or not? What happened? We don't see him die on camera, and there's still some time left. I won't tell you what happens in Army of the Dead 2 — aka Planet of the Dead — but let's just say that there’s a chance Dieter survives. And there's a chance that brush with death would have caused him to want to find a jailed Gwendoline", Snyder said.
Meanwhile, Army of the Dead prequel, Army of Thieves is releasing this Friday (October 29) on Netflix. It is directed by Matthias Schweighöfer from a screenplay by Shay Hatten, based on a story he wrote with Zack Snyder. Schweighöfer also stars in the lead as Ludwig Dieter.
Army of Thieves is set six years before the events of the Army of the Dead, during the beginning stages of the zombie outbreak, Ludwig Dieter is in his early days of safecracking. He is hired by a mysterious woman to pull off a heist with the help of a misfit crew of aspiring thieves.
Snyder, on the other hand, is currently working on a sci-fi film titled "Rebel Moon" for Netflix. It focuses on a peaceful colony on the edge of the galaxy that is threatened by war from the armies of a tyrannical regent named Belisarius, and the only hope for the colonies is a young woman with a mysterious past who is sent out to recruit warriors from neighboring planets to defend the colony. Snyder has co-written the script alongside Shay Hatten (Army of the Dead) and Kurt Johnstad (300).