The Original Script for Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD Included Zombie Rape, But It's Been Removed
Before Zack Snyder jumped on board to direct the Vegas zombie heist film Army of the Dead, the movie was in development with another filmmaker about a decade ago in 2008. That filmmaker was Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. (The Thing), and Snyder was a producer on the film at the time.
Turns out that the original script included scenes where there were "male zombies [raping] human females. Yes. And they have human hybrid zombie offsprings. It’s a new take on the zombie genre, which is crazy."
That’s pretty damn disturbing. But according to The Playlist, the script is being “completely redone,” and those scenes will not be included in Snyder’s film. Hell, ten years ago that would have been controversial, these days stuff like that is considered completely unacceptable. There’s no way that zombies raping human women would fly with audiences today! The new script is being written by Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
So, the main focus will be a zombie action heist film, not zombie rape. The movie is being produced by Netflix, and this is the description of the film that was previously provided:
The adventure is set amid a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
When commenting on the film, Snyder explained that, "There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one. I thought this was a good palate cleanser to really dig in with both hands and make something fun and epic and crazy and bonkers in the best possible way.” He went on to say, “It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware — but not in a wink-to-the-camera way — balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose [like this].”
I’m excited to see what Snyder ends up doing with this. Hopefully he ends up delivering a great film!