The film has Dave Bautista playing a war hero who’s hired by a casino boss to retrieve $200 million located beneath a Las Vegas strip. The heist has a few challenges: Vegas is a zombie-infested quarantine zone and the government is planning to nuke it all sky-high.
If the gleeful trailer is anything to go by: get ready for bonkers zombie-fun. The undead are of the high-energy, smarter-than-you-expect variety and our heroes, as you’d expect, look like total badasses. Let them fight! Good to see Snyder back in the world of zombies, where most of us first got to know him – 2004’s fantastic remake Dawn of the Dead.
The large ensemble includes Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Tig Notaro, Richard Cetrone, and Garret Dillahunt, among others. Snyder directs from a screenplay he penned with Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword).
Mark the date: Army of the Dead will be streaming on Netflix from May 21st. It begins a US theatrical run on May 14th.
Official synopsis for Army of the Dead:
From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Zack Snyder’s Justice League), ARMY OF THE DEAD takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: 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 in 32 hours. With little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.