Army of the Dead was a smash hit for Netflix, and with its prequel Army of Thieves on the horizon, actor Stuart Martin (who plays Brad in the film) described how that film expands upon its predecessor in an interview with The Illuminerdi.
Check out an excerpt of our interview with him below.
The Illuminerdi Interviews Army of Thieves’ Stuart Martin and Guz Khan
The Illuminerdi. ,,,We talked a little bit about working with Matthias Schweighöfer as a collaborator, but how does this movie really expand the Army of the Dead franchise?
Stuart Martin: What excited me most about the setup of the films, and how we jump into this, is it’s a completely different genre. As Guz said, it’s a genre mashup, we don’t move in the same vein and have to go, “Right, we have to build on this, we have to make it bigger. We have to have more zombies, we have to have a bigger set.” It’s a total genre mashup.
We’ve got heist film European based in Germany, with romantic comedy fairytale vibes. That, to me, was really exciting, because I don’t quite think I’ve seen that in a universe. That’s how I want to see a universe expanded. I want to see something that sits over there in the timeline, and there, where else can you go with that? Do you have a straight up romantic, do you have a straight up indie? Where do you go with that? I think it’s really exciting.
You can check out the full interview above.
Army of Thieves is a prequel to Army of the Dead following safe-cracker Dieter (played by Matthias Schweighofer, who also directs Thieves) as he joins a group of criminals out to crack 3 legendarily impenetrable safes while a zombie apocalypse rages across the world.
The film stars Schweighofer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan, Jonathan Cohen, and Noemie Nakai among others. It is written by Shay Hatten with a story by Hatten and Zack Snyder (the latter of whom directed Army of the Dead), and produced by Zack Snyder, Deborah Snyder, Matthias Schweighofer, Michael Scheel, Dan Maag, Frank Kusche, Weley Coller, Misha Bukowski, and Christian Angermayer. You can check out Army of the Dead and Army of Thieves on Netflix now as well as read the rest of our interview here.
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