Director Zack Snyder hinted after completing 300 that he would like to go back to the world of zombie horror, having already directed DAWN OF THE DEAD in 2004. When asked about the film, there's been bits and pieces of information given about potential film. Snyder has said on numerous occasions that it would be an action concept based around a zombie infested world, a film set in Vegas. People have asked Snyder and Co. whether this ARMY OF THE DEAD would be a sequel to his Dawn remake and now we get a confirmation that it won't be.
While talking to Ryan Rotten at Shock Til You Drop about his upcoming horror film AWAKE, director-screenwriter Joby Harold shed some light on the project.
It was based on an original idea by Zack, which was definitely a very fun idea for a movie," he told us. "We all met up and seemed to be on the same page and had a terrific time writing that. I'm in the middle of the contract still. We haven't completed all the steps, but the studio loved the first draft and Zack seems to be pleased."
"It's not a sequel. It's its own being, its own film," he said, clearing up any confusion that this is a sequel to Snyder's 2003 remake of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead. "I think what Zack wanted to do was make the ultimate zombie movie. If you could do anything, what would be the epic be-all-end-all of zombie films, which is a hell of a challenge but very exciting to do."
AWAKE hits theaters November 30, 2007.