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WATCH: Army of the Dead prequel, Army of Thieves gets release date and score from Hans Zimmer

August 23rd, 2021 by Marc Comments

Exciting news tonight, folks as we finally have a release date for the prequel to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, Army of Thieves.

The movie stars Matthias Schweighöfer who is returning from Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead as German safecracker Ludwig Dieter along with new additions to the series including Game of Thrones’ Nathalie Emmanue along with Ruby O Fee, Guz Khan and Jonathan Cohen.

The movie will also be directed by Schweighöfer while Zack and Deborah Snyder will be producing.

The movie, set prior to the events of “Army of the Dead,” takes place during the early stages of a zombie outbreak and centers on Dieter, in his early days of safecracking, as he is hired by a mysterious woman to pull off a heist with the help of a misfit crew of aspiring thieves.

On August 12th Schweighöfer took to social media to reveal that the movie will not be scored by Junkie XL but rather will have the legendary Hans Zimmer involved. writing: “I am beyond excited to announce that I have the honour to work with the legendary and incredible Hans Zimmer, along with co-composer Steve Mazarro! They will be composing the score for ARMY OF THIEVES, the Zack Snyder-produced ARMY OF THE DEAD prequel, starred and directed by me.”

Check out the trailer here

There’s plenty of zombie goodness coming too with Snyder’s Army having had a sequel greenlit already (here) and anime series Lost Vegas will also be coming soon (here) with Snyder directing a few episodes of the series which will focus on Dave Bautistas’ Scott Ward.

So, there you have it, the next chapter of Snyder’s Deadverse kicks off on Netflix just a couple of days before Halloween… that seems oddly apt, don’t you think?

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….