Netflix's Army Of The Dead Prequel Army Of Thieves Gets Its First Teaser Trailer

The upcoming prequel to Zack Snyder's zombie heist movie, Army of the Dead, is headed for Netflix.


Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead has plenty on the way, between an animated spin-off show, a VR experience, and a prequel film called Army of Thieves which focuses on the safe-cracking specialist Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). The movie had its very own Comic-Con 2021 panel to tease details of the film, which concluded with a first look teaser trailer.

Take a look at the teaser now.

The movie will focus on Dieter being enlisted by a woman named Gwendoline (Nathanie Emmanuel) who has been "watching him" with great interest and gives him an opportunity to live a life a little less ordinary. Using the chaos of the zombie outbreak currently happening in the United States as a distraction, Gwendoline plans on using Dieter's specialized skill set to crack a list of impenetrable safes all throughout Europe.

During the panel, executive producers Zack and Deborah Snyder explained this is a love story between Gwendoline and Dieter, which we will see evolve over the course of the movie. They also emphasized the unique experience of being able to make a prequel movie that is a completely different genre from the first movie, calling Army of Thieves more like The Italian Job than a zombie thriller.

Schweighöfer is directing the movie, which was written by Army of the Dead co-writer Shay Hatten. It will hit Netflix in late 2021.

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