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How ‘Army of Thieves’ Director Matthias Schweighofer Wound Up in Zack Snyder’s Army

Matthias Schweighöfer was feeling the pressure. It was his first day on Army of the Dead, and he’d just met Zack Snyder, a director he’d long admired. Now he had to deliver his most challenging scene and prove casting him had been the right choice. “It was a 10-minute scene in the original version. It was […]

Netflix’s ‘Army of Thieves’: Film Review

Matthias Schweighöfer returns as the star and director of this prequel to Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead,’ a European heist caper chronicling master safecracker Ludwig Dieter’s entrée into crime.

‘Army of Thieves’ Trailer Expands Zack Snyder’s Zombie Universe

Netflix is doubling down on Zack Snyder’s zombie universe in the first trailer for Army of Thieves. The prequel to Army of the Dead stars Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter, one of the breakout characters from Snyder’s recent film, Army of the Dead. Schweighöfer, who also directs Army of Thieves, stars as a small-town bank teller […]

Inside Netflix’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Virtual Reality Experience: “It’s a Massive Undertaking”

Zack Snyder revealed in May that the apocalyptic, zombie-infested world he created in Netflix’s Army of the Dead would be hitting the road this summer with a “truly immersive” virtual reality experience. Snyder teased that fans of the film — or anyone with a penchant for picking off hyper-speed, blood-crazed undead — would have a chance […]

Zack Snyder’s Stone Quarry Productions Signs First-Look Film Deal With Netflix (Exclusive)

The Stone Quarry Productions, a banner run by filmmaker Zack Snyder, producing partner Deborah Snyder and executive Wesley Coller, has signed a first-look film deal with Netflix. The two-year deal anchors the filmmaking team to the streamer for which it made Army of the Dead, a zombie heist movie that is among the most watched […]

‘Sweet Tooth,’ ‘Army of the Dead’ Rack Up Big Netflix View Counts in Second Quarter

Netflix gathered big audiences for Zack Snyder’s movie Army of the Dead and the comic book series Sweet Tooth in the spring, according to the company’s quarterly earnings report. The streamer says Army of the Dead grabbed one of its highest view counts ever, with 75 million member accounts worldwide tuning in to the zombie […]

Zack Snyder Sets Next Movie, Sci-Fi Adventure ‘Rebel Moon,’ at Netflix (Exclusive)

Zack Snyder has gone from zombie apocalypses and ancient Greece to nightmares and Metropolis. Now the filmmaker is heading into faraway galaxies. Snyder has set his next project, an epic sci-fi fantasy titled Rebel Moon that he is co-writing and will direct and produce for Netflix, the home of his most recent hit, Army of […]

Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ Tops Streaming Chart for Debut Weekend

Zack Snyder’s movie Army of the Dead racked up a sizable opening weekend audience for Netflix. Jupiter’s Legacy, meanwhile, plummeted in its third week of release. Army of the Dead topped Nielsen’s streaming charts for the week of May 17-23. The zombie movie racked up 913 million minutes of viewing time for the week, equivalent to […]

More Streaming Titles Headed to Theaters After ‘Army of the Dead’ Cinema Run, Says Cinemark CFO

After Zack Snyder’s zombie thriller Army of the Dead debuted exclusively on cinema screens before a Netflix release, expect more streaming movie titles to play at the local multiplex. “The results were really encouraging for the prospects of future releases,” Cinemark CFO Sean Gamble told the Credit Suisse 2021 Annual Communications Conference during a virtual […]

Dave Bautista Recalls What Made Him Sign Onto Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

Army of the Dead star Dave Bautista joined Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show on Friday to share how he came to be in the Zack Snyder movie. And how it almost didn’t happen. “Originally I wanted to do this other movie with Zack, and I ran into his agent at a party and he […]

‘Army of the Dead’ and Life After Superhero Movies

With Army of the Dead now out on Netflix, Zack Snyder manages to escape Metropolis — and the superhero genre as a whole — by returning to his undead roots as a filmmaker… and launching a brand new franchise all of his own in the process. When it comes to ways to leave the superhero […]

Zack Snyder, Netflix Spent Millions Adding Tig Notaro to ‘Army of the Dead’

Zack and Deborah Snyder say that it cost millions of dollars to scrub Chris D’Elia from Army of the Dead and add Tig Notaro to the ensemble. In an interview with Vanity Fair published Friday, the husband-wife movie-making duo said it was a “fairly easy” choice to remove the scandal-plagued D’Elia from their zombie heist […]