Before there were scores of zombies and digitally inserted Tig Notaro, there was a crime.
Zack and Deborah Snyder revealed a first look at their prequel to May’s Netflix zombie flick, Army of the Dead, in a Comic-Con@Home panel on Sunday. Rather than delving deeper into the walking dead angle, this first trailer for Army of Thieves highlights what looks an awful lot like a grounded, not-at-all fantastical heist movie. (Zombies do still exist, apparently, but we’re not focusing on them this time.)
It’s an expansion of the universe, in other words. By venturing back in time, director Matthias Schweighöfer and writer Shay Hatten are giving fans a deeper and more clearly defined world to serve as a home for more stories.
You can learn more about how this whole, unexpected thing came together in the panel recording at the top, complete with the trailer at the end. If you just want the trailer, here’s Netflix crowing about it on Twitter. Army of Thieves is “coming soon.”