In the new upcoming Netflix zombie movie of Zack Snyder, Army of the Dead, the zombies are majorly practical effects. Snyder’s direction plays a significant role, and it will be his second zombie film after the 2004 project Dawn of the Dead remake. Army of the Dead is the first non-superhero since his project, Sucker Punch.
Army of the Dead is an American zombie movie written by Snyder, Joby Harold, and Shay Hatten. The film stars Ella Purnell, Dave Bautista, Garret Dillahunt, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, and Omari Hardwick. It follows a group of mercenaries who plan a heist in Las Vegas during a zombie outbreak.
However, the team has not revealed much about the plot, but the film is marketed as a “zombie heist.” The project was initially announced in June 2008 by Warner Bros. Entertainment and Universal Studios to co-produce the film. Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. was hired to serve as a director. After that, the project underwent development hell for ten years. In January 2019, Netflix acquired distribution rights and renewed the project. The shooting of the movie started in mid-2019 with a high budget of $90 million. The filming took place in California, Albuquerque, and Los Angeles.
For the past few decades, the abandonment of CGI and practical special effects onset has been discussed among movie fans. The fans of horror want the 70s, 80s, and 90s style of products in horror movies. CGI is a more practical and cost-effective way to create special effects in films. A good CGI is adequate and appropriate to use in many cases, and sometimes it is also very important to develop a compelling spooky environment.
During a recent interview with TheFilmJunkee, Snyder shared that the zombies in the Army of the Dead will be 90% practical. He also shared that he worked hard to make the sequence fun. Stunt coordinator Damon Caro collaborated with Snyder, who worked on many projects, including Sucker Punch, Justice League, 300, and many others. Filmmaker Snyder’s full quote was their zombies in the movie are 90% completely practical. The action sequences and fighting in the film are created by him and his longtime collaborator Damon Caro. The director wanted to make a no holds barred and insane zombie genre.
The actor of the project, Garret Dillahunt, shared that Snyder wants to re-invent the zombie genre. The plot’s specific details are unknown, but Dillahunt says that the movie disregards few parts of the “zombie canon” and attempts to take the genre to a new place. The film consciously disregards the traditional zombie idea and honours the time where most creatures were brought back to life.
Synder’s previous film, Dawn of the Dead, is considered his most critically successful projects, and hence his return to the zombie genre is exciting. Horror fans are excited to take a fresh start on the zombie genre with Army of the Dead.
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