Add to that the news about the prequel, which already has a cast led by Matthias Schweighöfer, and the anime series, and the signs are good for Snyder’s burgeoning Army of The Dead universe. If he succeeds, it won’t be the first time he’s reinvented the zombie genre, having announced himself on the global stage with 2004’s Dawn of the Dead remake that updated the tired genre for the 21st century and arguably kicked off a new obsession with zombies.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Dillahunt has dropped some hints that Army of the Dead will feature zombies as we’ve never seen before. The actor doesn’t reveal much, but says the approach to the movie is different, particularly when it comes to “zombie canon,” which he says Snyder and the creative team “strayed from.” He adds that the zombies will be fast and scary, adding a nice “wrinkle” to the action in the movie. You can read his full comments below:
It’s real different. I’m excited to see it too. To have different ideas about zombies, which is refreshing, I think, in a lot of ways. And I know I have to keep this so vague. I’m sorry. I didn’t know one of the things coming out now. Sometime next year. But they strayed away from a lot of normal zombie canon, that for some reason, everyone adheres to. And you’re like, “Maybe they don’t have to be that way. What if they were this way? Oh, that’s a nice wrinkle.” Zombies are scary. I’ll tell you that. Zombies are really fast and scary.