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Ana De La Reguera Teases The Army Of The Dead Prequel Series Lost Vegas - Exclusive

Thanks to the passion director Zack Snyder has for his unique zombie universe, there are two more stories on the way based on epic zombie heist thriller "Army of the Dead." Both projects in the works are prequels set before the events of "Army of the Dead" — the anime-style series "Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas" and the live-action feature "Army of Thieves." Lucky for fans, "Lost Vegas" features several actors reprising their roles from "Army of the Dead" — including Dave Bautista, Tig Notaro, and Ella Purnell — while "Army of Thieves" stars Matthias Schweighöfer, who is also directing the film.

In "Army of the Dead," streaming now on Netflix and playing in select theaters nationwide, Bautista stars as Scott Ward, a struggling war veteran-turned-mercenary hired to recover $200 million from a casino vault in zombie-infested Las Vegas. Ward can't do it alone, though, so he recruits fellow war veterans Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera) and Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), as well as expert German safecracker Ludwig Dieter (Schweighöfer) to make the dangerous score. And as if battling zombies with advance cognitive abilities wasn't enough, Ward and his band of mercenaries only have a 32-hour window to complete the mission or face certain death.

Entering 'Lost Vegas'

In exclusive interview with Looper to discuss "Army of the Dead," Ana de la Reguera gave a peek into to what fans can expect from "Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas," which is set in the early days of the zombie epidemic. As for what to expect in Cruz's storyline, de la Reguera said the series offers insight into the deep emotional connection her character shares with Ward in "Army of the Dead." "What I can tell is that you will see a lot of the backstory of the characters — how they started, how this group was put together, and you'll see more of the relationship between me and Dave," de la Reguera revealed to Looper. "That is going to be very, very exciting and interesting to watch."

Commenting on Snyder's three-pronged approach to tell the overall story of "Army of the Dead," de la Reguera said she's thrilled about the pending prequel projects — and possibly more. "I'm very happy that they're creating this world around the movie, and there's more things coming. You'll see later," de la Reguera said. "But yeah, there's the prequel movie that Matthias is directing. And there's this animated prequel, too, and probably they'll think about a sequel, so I'm excited to be part of this of this franchise already." Matthias Schweighöfer's prequel story, "Army of Thieves," will concentrate on Dieter and his crew, as they attempt a set of scores across Europe. The release dates for both "Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas" and "Army of Thieves" are yet to be announced.

Also starring Nora Arnezeder, Raúl Castillo, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Garret Dillahunt, "Army of the Dead" is streaming now on Netflix and playing in select theaters across the country.