Though he needed to stay tight-lipped about particulars, Matthias Schweighöfer confused to Looper that “Military of Thieves” in “the identical universe” as “Military of the Lifeless,” naturally, however keys in additional on the exploits of Dieter and his crew. In an official announcement concerning the movie, Netflix mentioned, “On this prequel to ‘Military of the Lifeless,’ a mysterious girl recruits financial institution teller Dieter to help in a heist of impossible-to-crack safes throughout Europe.” “It is extra like a heist film and it will likely be actually entertaining,” Schweighöfer mentioned. “You will notice heist stuff there that has by no means been seen earlier than.”
Since Schweighöfer has principally appeared in German movie and tv for greater than 25 years, it is possible that many American viewers are getting their first publicity to the acclaimed actor. Snyder clearly liked what he noticed in Schweighöfer, not solely sufficient to solid him in his hilarious, tension-breaking position in “Military of the Lifeless,” however handy him the director’s reins for “Military of Thieves.” Schweighöfer instructed Looper that Snyder’s provide to helm and star within the prequel got here after the director confirmed him the primary edit of “Military of the Lifeless” a pair months after manufacturing on the movie wrapped. At first, he admitted he was caught off guard by the golden alternative. “Zack known as me and mentioned, ‘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 I used to be like, ‘After all,'” Schweighöfer recalled. “[Then] I mentioned, ‘What? Oh, my God, sure — wait, wait, wait, wait, wait a minute — Okay, let’s do that!'”
Produced by Zack and Deborah Snyder, and co-written by Zack Snyder, “Military of Thieves,” will debut on Netflix someday this 12 months. In the meantime, “Military of the Lifeless” is streaming on Netflix and taking part in in choose theaters nationwide.