Dawn of the Dead (2004): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

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10. It’s directed by Zack Snyder and written by James Gunn.

A lot of you probably know the name Zack Snyder by now, and chances are, your opinion of him isn’t too high. As the director of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Snyder has taken a lot of the blame for the perceived low quality of DC-based films.

While Snyder has become famous (or infamous) in recent years as a result of his involvement with the Superman films, not many people seem to know that before he was dealing with intergalactic, super-powered humanoids, he was knee deep in zombie guts— Dawn of the Dead is Zack Snyder’s directorial debut film.

Interestingly enough, do you know who wrote the screenplay? None other than James Gunn, who went on to write and direct films like Slither and Super. But you’re probably most aware of the one he did in 2014 called Guardians of the Galaxy.

So, the director wound up doing movies for DC, while the writer ended up helming one of the most successful Marvel movies of all time. It’s an interesting pairing, considering casual fans would’ve never suspected that connection.

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