Army of Thieves: Directed by Matthias Schweighöfer. With Matthias SchweighÃ¶fer, Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin. A prequel, set before the events of Army of the Dead, which focuses on German safecracker Ludwig Dieter leading a group of aspiring thieves on a top secret heist during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse.
It was marketed as a prequel to Army of the Dead, but there’s nothing about either of the movies that are necessary to enjoy the other one, and to be honest, this is the better of the two films. The story is a classic: bring together a group of people with special skills to rob some important people of expensive things. In the far far background of the story is a zombie infection in Las Vegas, seen only on the televisions that are on in the background, or in the nightmares of the cast. I had thought that it was directed by Zack Snyder, but looks like he was ‘just’ the writer of the story and directing was done by Matthias Schweighöfer, who also plays the main character.
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