Army of Thieves, a derivative of the Netflix hit Army of the Dead, got its first teaser during Comic-Con@Home.
The reveal came during the SDCC panel, where Army of Thieves was described as a “romantic comedy with robbery and zombies” by Barbara Snyder, the film’s producer.
With the presence of the director and protagonist Matthias Schweighöfer (who played Dieter in the original), Army of Thieves was compared by Zack and Barbara to The Italian Job, a 1969 British comedy caper film. Like the first film in the franchise, the new movie combines several genres with the zombie apocalypse as a background.
The film will be released in 2021, but no date has been confirmed.
In the trailer, we can see our favorite thief, Dieter, in what seems to be the beginning of the end, or rather the beginning of his career.
Matthias Schweighöfer has once again been chosen to play the character to whom the safes hold no secrets, showing how he was recruited into the world of crime. The world is distracted by a zombie outbreak that is now beginning to emerge. It’s the perfect time for the Army of Thieves to enter the scene!
In addition to Emmanuel (“Fast and Furious 7”) and Schweighöfer (“The Red Baron”), the cast also features Stuart Martin (“Miss Scarlet and the Duke”), Guz Khan (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”), Ruby O. Fee (“The Invisibles”) and Jonathan Cohen (“Budapest”).