It’s difficult to imagine a creative team getting behind a big zombie project in 2007/2008. The genre has been bled, drawn and quartered. But Zack Snyder came up with a story he’s calling Army of the Dead and Joby Harold (director of Awake) has written a screenplay that’s being used to shop around for directors.
Harold talked to Shock ‘Til You Drop about the project, saying "It’s not a sequel [to Dawn of the Dead]. It’s its own being, its own film." Instead, Snyder wants to "make the ultimate zombie movie. If you could do anything, what would be the epic be-all-end-all of zombie films."
Last month, while on the Watchmen set visit, Ryan Rotten got some word from Deborah Snyder about Army’s storyline. It begins with a huge outbreak of zombies in Vegas, "so to contain it they basically contain Vegas. The city is this wasteland with walls around it and all of these zombies are inside. One of our characters goes in there to investigate and gets trapped inside and her father goes in to search for her. He can’t do it alone so he gets a group of mercenaries under the guise that there’s money still in the casinos, because they don’t care about his daughter. There’s also a plotline of what’s really going on – like, the containment isn’t so contained and there are cover-ups. We think it’s really fun."
You think anyone has shown these guys a treatment for Neil Marshall’s Doomsday yet?