Army of the Dead is an upcoming American zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder, from a script he wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder.
Even as the Snyder Cut of Justice League moves towards an HBO Max release next month, there’s a second Zack Snyder project for 2021 that’s even more interesting.
Dropping This Spring
Yes, it’s Army of the Dead, his collaboration with Netflix. Interestingly, I just read that this was intended to be (and probably still be) the Dawn of the Dead series.
Well, today we read that that it’s officially dropping on the streaming service this spring. Specifically, it hits May 21. The trailer has a few days left to come back, so be sure to check that out again. It certainly has been a great time spectacle from Snyder, to say the least.
Zack Snyder’s Zistie zombie heist film, “Army of the Dead,” has set its May 21 release on Netflix.
More About The Movie
The director announced the news on Sunday via Twitter with the official poster of the film, adding that a Teaser would also arrive on Thursday.
“Army of the Dead” was first announced in 2008 as a sequel to 2004’s “Dawn of the Dead,” with Universal Studios and Warner Bros. producing and Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. directing. However, the project never got off the ground and was acquired by Netflix in January 2019, with Snyder on board to direct. Snyder also wrote the script based off of his own story, along with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold.
“Army of the Dead” follows a group of mercenaries as they attempt a heist at a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. The film stars Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Ana de la Reguera as Cruz, Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters, Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman, Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, Nora Arnezeder as Lily (The Coyote), Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter, Samantha Win as Chambers, Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, Huma Qureshi as Geeta, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hunter Bly and Richard Cetrone as Zeus.