The Hollywood Reporter announced today that Zack Snyder‘s production company, The Stone Quarry, has signed a first-look film deal with Netflix. The Man of Steel filmmaker already made Army of the Dead with the studio, and will also release later in the year its prequel, Army of Thieves, directed by Matthias Schweighöfer. Snyder had also three projects in development with the studio: Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, Twilight of the Gods, and Rebel Moon.
In an interview with Borys Kit, Snyder explains that his goal is to “bring as much quality content as I can and do it on a giant scale”, promising “big projects and big movies.”
On Netflix’s creative partnership, Snyder’s wife, Deborah, explained that “For us, it was so important to find a partnership that was based on mutual respect. The creative process works best when everybody trusts each other and you can take chances and be creative. For us, we don’t usually play it safe. The content we make is a little bit edgier. And I think it’s important to have a good partnership and hear each other. And Netflix has given us a lot of freedom. But they’ve also embraced the idea of trying new things and not necessary waiting for a success before moving ahead.”
The article also announces that Snyder will be spending more time in the Army of the Dead universe, with a sequel being planned with the first film’s co-writer, Shay Hatten. This will likely release after he completes his work on Rebel Moon, which could potentially get the Army treatment of multiple sequels and spin-offs. An action vehicle for Damon Caro, Snyder’s stunt coordinator, is also being planned, which would also make his feature directorial debut. Deborah Snyder also explained that “Zack is really good at world building. We’ve done that with the comics for so long that to do something original is the ultimate challenge and we’re up for that.”
Lots of exciting things are on the horizon for Zack Snyder fans, with the first film of this new deal, Army of Thieves, premiering later this year on the streaming service.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter