Netflix's Army Of The Dead Prequel Movie Gets First Images

Army of Thieves is directed by and stars Matthias Schweighöfer, and will be released by Netflix.


The first images from Army of Thieves have been released. The movie is a prequel to Zack Snyder's recent Netflix hit Army of the Dead and will also be released by the streaming giant.

The movie is directed by and stars Matthias Schweighöfer, and will tell the origin story of his Army of the Dead character, the safe-cracker Ludwig Dieter. There are fives images so far, showing Dieter doing what he does best, plus various members of the ensemble cast. Check them out below:

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Army of Thieves also stars Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones), Ruby O. Fee (Polar), Stuart Martin (Babylon), Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen), Jonathan Cohen (La Flamme), and Noémie Nakai (Never Let Me Go). It's written by Snyder and Shay Hatton, who also co-wrote Army of the Dead. The film doesn't have a release date yet, but Netflix states that it's "coming soon," so hopefully that means this year.

A synopsis for the movie has also been revealed, which reads, "in this prequel to Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead, small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol's most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe."

Army of Thieves isn't the only Army of the Dead spin-off heading to Netflix. There's also an animated show titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas in the works, with a voicecast that includes Christian Slater, Vanessa Hudgens, Joe Manganiello, Tig Notaro, and Dave Bautista.

In related news, it was recently reported that Snyder's next movie will be a sci-fi epic titled Rebel Moon. The film will be produced by Netflix and once more co-written by Hatton. It's reportedly based on a Star Wars pitch Snyder made around the time Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, but that went no further than that.

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