Netflix and Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie horror film Army of the Dead is getting a prequel anime series!
Called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, the anime will be showrun by Jay Oliva and will focus on Dave Bautista’s character from the film. Zack Synder will direct two episodes of the series, which will be written by Shay Hatten.
Hatten is also on board to write a feature-length prequel film to be directed by Matthias Schweighöfer. That film will centre around Schweighöfer’s character from Army of the Dead.
Army of the Dead itself is expected to arrive on Netflix in 2021 and will explore a zombie plague that hits Las Vegas. Six years after the city falls, a casino owner hires a group of soldiers to get the money he left in a safe in the casino. The cast also includes Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahunt, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro, Samantha Win, and Rich Cetrone.
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)