Together with his remake of “Daybreak of the Lifeless,” Zack Snyder arguably redefined the zombie style. I am simply questioning, going again 17 years, what are your recollections of the primary time you noticed the movie, and did it encourage a aim of perhaps working with Zack sometime?
Oh, to be trustworthy, once I noticed “Daybreak” the primary time, I actually was shocked by the opening sequence with the woman within the bed room. That was like actually the primary time I had skilled the zombie universe with “Daybreak of the Lifeless,” and I used to be really impressed. However yeah, to be trustworthy, since “Daybreak” and since “300,” I needed to work with Zack as a result of I believe he is a superb, nice director and filmmaker. So there is a dream coming true.
And now there’s “Military of the Lifeless.” It is fascinating in that it is part of a three-pronged story, successfully, together with the prequel film “Military of Thieves” and the anime-style prequel sequence “Military of the Lifeless: Misplaced Vegas.” What’s nice about that’s not solely will we get to see extra of Ludwig Dieter in “Military of Thieves,” however you additionally direct the movie. I am questioning if the chance to star in “Military of the Lifeless” and star in and direct “Military of Thieves” happened on the identical time.
[Laughs] No, it was an extended course of and it was arduous work for me and the primary thought of doing the prequel we had was once we completed “Military of the Lifeless.” At first, I assumed it was a joke as a result of it sounded so summary and so loopy. However then two months later after they completed, once I first noticed the primary edit, the primary minimize, after which Zack known as me and stated, “Do you wish to produce this film with my firm? And do you wish to be the director and the star of the movie?” And it was like, in fact I stated, “What, oh, my God, sure — wait, wait, wait, wait, wait a minute — Okay, let’s do that!”
However particularly me and Zack, we did not take into consideration that once we shot “Military of the Lifeless.” Whereas capturing, we did not discuss any prequel or the anime on the time. However I used to be very comfortable. So it was tremendous stunning after that complete [movie], giving Dieter this sort of, this character, you understand?