Zack Snyder (2004’s Dawn of the Dead) is heading back into zombie-infested territory with Army of the Dead, and Entertainment Weekly had shared two first-look images from the film!
Taking place after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, Army of the Dead sees a group of mercenaries taking the ultimate gamble—heading into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted. The film is expected to hit Netflix this summer.
“It is a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall zombie heist movie, so it’s genre-on-genre in a great way,” Snyder told EW. “So you expect pure zombie mayhem, and you get that, 100 percent. But also you get these really amazing characters on a fantastic journey. It’s going to surprise people that there’s a lot of warmth and real emotion with these great characters.”
In addition to directing, Snyder co-wrote the screenplay for the film with Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3) and Joby Harold (Awake). The cast includes Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), Ana De La Reguera (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Theo Rossi (Cloverfield), Matthias Schweighöfer (You Are Wanted), Nora Arnezeder (Maniac), Hiroyuki Sanada (Ringu), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), Raúl Castillo (Unsane), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman), and Richard Cetrone (Sleepy Hollow).
Words: Samantha McLaren (@themeatispeople)