by Zack Snyder army of the dead won the first-ever Oscars Fan Favorite award.
Academy members weren’t the only ones voting for their favorite films this year, as the 2022 Oscars introduced a new category that saw Twitter users do the same for the first time in 94 years. army of the dead won the ‘Oscars Fan Favorite’ trophy at the 94th Academy Awards last night, beating a list of films that also included director Jon Watts Spider-Man: No Coming Home and that of James Gunn The Suicide Squad.
Directed by Zack Snyder, army of the dead was a huge hit for Netflix, as the film became one of the streaming giant’s most-watched releases within its first four weeks of release. Set during a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, army of the dead stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Win and Rich Cetrone.
Following its release in May 2021, army of the dead was followed by the prequel film army of thieves, focusing on Ludwig Dieter, Matthias Schweighöfer’s scene-stealer. A sequel to the original film is currently in the works at the streamer, with Snyder recently teasing that the project could delve deeper into the concept of time loops.
“I’m a huge fan of this mythological sub-story,” Snyder said. GamesRadar+ during an interview for army of thieves. “All the fun you can have in time looping, there’s a lot of cool improvements being built in now. I can’t wait to do the sequel to army of the deadso that we can see how then all these things manifest.
army of the dead was one of the first projects Zack Snyder undertook with his production company The Stone Quarry after his release from Justice League. Snyder worked on the screenplay with Shay Hatten, one of the screenwriters behind John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum and the upcoming Netflix sci-fi epic rebel moon. Here is the official synopsis of the film:
When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who now flips burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), c is with the ultimate proposition: enter the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a safe under the tape before the city is bombed by the government in 32 hours. With little to lose, Ward rises to the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. With a countdown clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a horde of smarter, faster Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing is certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: the survivors take it all.
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