'300' Helmer Musters Zombie 'Army'
More piles of dead and undead for the director
Snyder and his wife Deborah Snyder are producing the zombie thriller "Army of the Dead" under their Cruel & Unusual Films banner.
The project, based on Snyder's original story, is set in the near future in a quarantined Las Vegas, according to Variety. The story centers on a father's struggle to protect his daughter from a zombie-laden world.
This won't be Snyder's first foray into the zombie genre. He also directed the 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead." It's not certain if Snyder planst to direct "Army."
In other zombie news (a segue that is used far too seldom), Corbin Bernsen ("Psych," "L.A. Law") will direct and play a small role in the horror film "Dead Air," about a Los Angeles radioshow team that tries to warn its listeners of an impending zombie attack. Bernsen will produce under his Public Media Works shingle alongside Antibody Films. Bill Moseley ("Grindhouse") and Pat Tallman will star in the film that is slated to begin shooting in April.
"300" was recently usurped stateside by the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," but dominated the international box office over the weekend. Snyder's next project is "Watchmen," based on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' graphic novel about superheroes called out of retirement to save the world.