Monday, March 26, 2007

Cruel And Unusual Army Of The Dead

Zack and Deborah Snyder's Cruel and Unusual Films are to produce Army of the Dead. It's another zombie film, based upon an original story by Snyder.

There's rumours about that Snyder might end up directing too, but I'm quite convinced he won't. From what I hear, these Cruel and Unusual films are being pushed forward quite rapidly (before Snyder's shooting star is at too much risk of burning out?) and he is going to be very busy with Watchmen for at least the next twelve months. Add to this the fact that Snyder is co-scripting Sucker Punch, his other recently announced project - which indicates a preference, if you ask me. Add to that his 'having done' zombies already, and I think it's very clear that Army is going to need a different director. Place your bets now.

Joby Harold is writing the Army of the Dead script. The basic premise sounds like Paul Schrader's Hardcore on the set of the recent Resident Evil: Extinction trailer:

Set in a quarantined Las Vegas in the not-too-distant future, Army revolves around a father who tries to save his daughter from imminent death in a zombie-infested world.

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