Zack Snyder is producing an Army of the Dead movie for Netflix all about a virus that escapes from Area 51 which causes the plague that turns everyone into zombies. Wanna know how that comes about? The prequel four part anime series in production called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas is going to help with that and in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Zack goes into a bit more detail about what we can expect and even reveals Christian Slater(Archer/Rick and Morty) as the bad guy.
“I’ve done a very deep dive with the why of the zombie plague and where it starts. Sufficed to say, that it does come from Area 51 — that’s in the film’s opening scene – and then the whole cast is in the animated series, along with Christian Slater as the bad guy. We really do a super deep dive on where this like zombie plague came from.”
The anime series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, chronicles the origin story of Scott (Dave Bautista) and his rescue crew during the initial fall of Vegas as they confront the mysterious source of the zombie outbreak. Zack Snyder will direct 2 episodes of the anime series. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and upcoming Netflix Original Anime Series Trese) will be showrunning as well as directing 2 episodes of the series. The series will be Executive Produced by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, Wesley Coller from The Stone Quarry alongside Jay Olivia and Shay Hatten who is writing the series. Bautista, Ana de la Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick and Ella Purnell will reprise their roles in the anime series.