During Netflix’s TUDUM Global Fan Event, director, producer, and star Matthias Schweighöfer introduced the official main trailer for his film Army of Thieves.
In this prequel film to Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead, Schweighöfer returns as the scene-stealing Dieter in his own team-up movie. He’ll be joined alongside Nathalie Emmanuel, Ruby O. Fee, Stuart Martin, Guz Khan in this modern spin on classic heist films. Army of Thieves promises to show fans how the German bank teller named Sebastian into the badass safe-cracker Dieter we saw in the 2021 zombie film.
While this film promises far fewer zombies than Snyder’s first entry, the new trailer promises a high level of insanity and action that you’ll expect from this latest action franchise. Not only is Zack Snyder a producer on the film, we see him tackle the story with screenwriter Shay Hatten.
Check out the trailer here…
After charming audiences as the wisecracking hero Dieter in Zack Snyder’s zombie blockbuster Army of the Dead, Matthias Schweighöfer takes center stage in the film’s prequel, which he also directs. Ditching the undead, Army of Thieves puts a modern spin on classic heist films with European flair and an unlikely love story. Produced by Snyder and co-starring Nathalie Emmanuel (the Fast and the Furious franchise), Army of Thieves chronicles the harrowing adventures that transformed Dieter from a sheepish German bank teller named Sebastian into the badass safe-cracker who became a fan-favorite character in Army of the Dead.
Sebastian’s impassioned YouTube videos about the fabled safes designed by the locksmith Hans Wagner (Christian Steyer) catch the eye of Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel), a beguiling career criminal whose take-no-prisoners exterior belies a desire to love and be loved. To Dieter’s shock, Gwen enlists him to be part of her motley crew of some of Interpol’s most wanted: the jack-of-all-trades Korina (Ruby O. Fee), rugged bad boy Brad (Stuart Martin), and getaway sidekick Rolph (Guz Khan). As the five misfits zigzag across Europe cracking a trio of impenetrable vaults known as the Ring Cycle — Das Rheingold, the Valkyrie, and the Siegfried — French law-enforcement officials Delacroix (Jonathan Cohen) and Beatrix (Noémie Nakai) are hot on their trail. Anchored by a simmering romance between Dieter and Gwen, Army of Thieves broadens the scope of Snyder’s Army Universe while staying true to its vision as its own movie.
Army of Thieves debuts on Netflix on October 29th, 2021.