The action-horror film marks Snyder‘s return to the world of zombie movies since his feature debut Dawn Of The Dead remake in 2004.
Army Of The Dead is a zombie movie, but it’s also an old-fashioned heist movie. It just happens to be set in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.
Here’s the trailer –
The official Netflix synopsis for Army Of The Dead reads –
“Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”
Speaking in an interview with EW, Snyder said about the film –
“With Dawn Of The Dead, we made a zombie movie but tried to do it all the way with all of those tropes of the genre,”
“That was so fun, so I started to think of what were other genres that story didn’t have room for. It’s this tone where you have fun with the genre but you don’t make fun of the genre — it’s a fine line.”
Bautista, who will be starring in Army Of The Dead, recently said he had expressed interest in playing a zombie in The Walking Dead and was told he was “too big” –
“I’m a zombie fan,”
“I tried to get on Walking Dead for years, I said I would come and play a zombie for free, but they said, ‘You’re too big!’”
Starring alongside Bautista, the ensemble cast includes Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Tig Notaro, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Garret Dillahunt.
Chris D’Elia, who starred in the second season of You was going to star in the movie, but after D’Elia was accused of sexual misconduct, Notaro replaced the comedian.
Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead will be released worldwide on Netflix on May 21st.