Netflix released another look at Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” movie, slated to premiere on the platform in May. The movie is a twisted heist-thriller, following a group of mercenaries set to rob a casino in Las Vegas during a zombie outbreak.
Snyder directed the film, working from a screenplay that he wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold. “Army of the Dead” stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Michael Cassidy, and Garret Dillahunt. The movie is releasing on Netflix in just a few weeks, so circle May 21st if you’re a fan of the genre.
The trailer released today is set to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler.” The film stars Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home. He is tasked with leading a ragtag group of zombie fighters to go steal a fortune from a vault under a post-apocalyptic Vegas strip for casino boss Bly Tanaka, played by Hiroyuki Sanada.
Sin City has now been overrun by the undead, and Ward’s zombie-fighting group only have 32 hours to break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government. On top of the ticking clock and a notoriously impenetrable vault, Ward’s crew is up against a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in. There is even a zombie tiger and zombie Elvis impersonator, because why not.
Batista and Sanada are joined by Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Michael Cassidy, Richard Cetrone, and Garret Dillahunt.
Snyder has worked in the zombie-genre before, and he directed the 2004 movie “Dawn of the Dead,” written by George A. Romero and James Gunn. While not the most popular zombie film on the market, it was a financial success for the studio. The movie grossed over $102M worldwide, from an estimated $26M budget.