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Watch now: Sneak peek of the ‘Army of the Dead’ prequel ‘Army of Thieves’

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Less than three months after his Army of the Dead had a hit debut on Netflix, director Zack Snyder has dropped a teaser for a prequel to the action film, called Army of Thieves.

The film centers on the pre-zombie fighting days of Matthias Schweighöfer‘s safe cracker and scene-stealer Ludwig Dieter, who in this adventure is recruited by Fast & Furious veteran Nathalie Emmanuel for an epic heist. 

Teased with pulling off a big job in Europe while world is distracted by the nascent undead outbreak, Emmanuel’s Gwendoline tempts Dieter with “one last chance to be a legend.” 

Schweighöfer himself is in the director’s chair this time, with Snyder producing. The snippet certainly feels like its own stand-alone adventure: set to Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries,” the clip that debuted as part of this past weekend’s Comic-Con@Home features gunplay, car stunts and, of course, the sight of massive money vaults clicking open. 

Army of Thieves debuts on Netflix later this year, but Snyder also has both a sequel to Army of the Dead and an animated spin-off called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas also coming to the streaming giant.

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