Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has revealed his next film project–and it’s not another superhero movie. Snyder, who stepped away from making movies after a family tragedy, has confirmed his next movie is a zombie horror thriller called Army of the Dead.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Snyder will direct and produce the film, which is set to air on Netflix. He’s making the movie with his wife Deborah Snyder through their production company, Stone Quarry. The script was written by Joby Harold, though Snyder is said to have come up with the core idea.
“The adventure is set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted,” The Hollywood Reporter summarised.
Warner Bros. initially picked up the rights to the movie back in 2007, but now it’s actually happening at its new home at Netflix. Shooting is pegged to begin this summer, and the production budget is said to be around $90 million.
When he worked on Batman v. Superman, Snyder had to work within an existing superhero framework. Now he doesn’t. “There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” Snyder told THR.
There is no word on the cast or release date for Army of the Dead, but keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
Snyder also directed 300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch, and Man of Steel. He was directing Justice League until his daughter committed suicide, at which point Joss Whedon came in to finish the film.