Snyder Raises Another Army

By Rafe Telsch 2007-03-26 18:35:21discussion comments
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Zack Snyder has achieved one of those rare Hollywood survival scenarios. He directed a remake of a cult classic film and survived. Not only did he survive the making of Dawn of the Dead (which even original director George Romero professed enjoyment for), but Snyder has gone on to win fanboys over with his adaptation of Frank Millerís 300. Everyone knows his next project is another comic book adaptation - this time the legendary Watchmen, but Snyderís not stopping there. He wants to head back to his roots.

According to Variety, Snyder is returning to the zombie genre with Army of the Dead a (for once) original tale for Snyder to take on. The idea of the film follows a father trying to save his daughter from a zombie infested world and is set in a quarantined Las Vegas. Not to cut on Snyderís originality, but isnít a desolate Vegas featured in the promo for the next Resident Evil zombie flick?

Snyder hasnít revealed what shooting techniques heíll use for the film, although itís likely some of his 300 skills will come into play if heís shooting another army movie which, if the title doesnít give it away, he is. Snyder professes part of the reason he wants to do this film is that no zombie movie has been done on the scale they are looking at. Nothing? Not even Romeroís Land of the Dead which featured a world overcome by the zombies?

I liked Snyderís Dawn of the Dead remake and would be interested to see what might bring to a larger scale picture. I only have one suggestion Ė I agree with Romero when he says Snyderís zombies move too g*ddamn fast. Slow Ďem down if thereís going to be a whole freakiní army!
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