‘Army Of Thieves’: First Look At Zack Snyder’s ‘Army Of The Dead’ Prequel Features Matthias Schweighöfer And Nathalie Emmanuel

Before the Army of the Dead, there was Army of Thieves! Zack Snyder and Netflix have revealed first images from the filmmaker’s prequel to his zombie heist film, directed by returning star Matthias Schweighöfer. He reprises his role as chatty safe cracker Ludwig Dieter, who quickly became a fan-favorite.

Written by Shay Hatten from a story he conceived with Snyder, Army of Thieves takes us back to events before the zombie outbreak that infected Las Vegas. Taking a look at the images reveals another familiar face, Nathalie Emmanuel, probably best known to viewers as Missandei in Game of Thrones and Ramsey in the Fast & Furious flicks.

Here’s the synopsis: “Small-town bank teller Dieter gets drawn into the adventure of a lifetime when a mysterious woman recruits him to join a crew of Interpol’s most wanted criminals, attempting to heist a sequence of legendary, impossible-to-crack safes across Europe.”

Also in the cast are Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Ruby O. Fee, Jonathan Cohen, Noemie Nakai, Peter Simonischek, and John Bubniak.

Army of Thieves will hit Netflix this fall, and is part of a growing cinematic universe. An anime Army of the Dead prequel series titled Lost Vegas is in the works, while chances of a true sequel are looking very good.

Travis Hopson
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