While video streaming giant Netflix is gearing up to release its upcoming heist romantic comedy film written by Zack Snyder, Army of Thieves in theatres on 29th October 2021, the film director and leading actor Matthias Schweighöfer while appearing at an interview with Comic Book.com opens up about his experience while working with the 55-year-old Justice League director Zack Synder.
Schweighöfer said that Synder’s creativity and visionary ideas are something that really helped him in directing the prequel to Army of Dead. “His creativity and his fantastic eye, He has so much, his energy and his visionary ideas. And Zack told me if you want to create things, you really have to create. Take your time. Be there, be focus, be present. And dream big. You're allowed to dream big. You can do everything. It's your space. So yeah, that's what I took. Because I'm a thief, that's what I took from him on the set of Army of Thieves."
Snyder, who was also present in the interview with Schweighöfer, said that he could have never imagined such a thing to happen that one of the cast members of his film Army of The Dead, released in 2021, will be serving as the director of Army of The Thieves. "I don't know, I mean, look, Matthias is a kind of unusual case, and it's kind of a perfect storm, And so, it's a great gift that we got from him. Not only being an amazing actor and having this amazing character, but also that he is a director and understands storytelling and dramatic direction and so he was able to have this ensemble cast and put them all together into a movie. So, thank God we had this happen. So I don't... because I wasn't necessarily like, on the hunt for an actor/director, but it just worked out perfectly."
"Listen, the good news is Shay [Hatten] and I have written everything, As far as the animated series, Shay and I did the entire thing, because that's another two hours of content basically that you're going to get. Shay wrote the entire script for Army of Thieves. He and I wrote Army of the Dead together. We have a plan for Army Two and beyond. So yeah. So I think that if you care, it's there. How's that? That's our motto."
In addition to Matthias Schweighöfer in the role of Ludwig Dieter, Army of Thieves features a star-studded cast of Nathalie Emmanuel in the role of Gwendoline, Guz Khan in the role of Rolph, Ruby O. Fee in the role of Korina, Stuart Martin in the role of Brad Cage, Jonathan Cohen in the role of Delacroix, Christian Steyer in the role of Hans Wagner, Barbara Meier in the role of Lucy, Noemie Nakai in the role of Beatrix, John Bubniak in the role of Christopher, Peter Hosking in the role of Policeman Joe.