Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead Trailer: A different kind of heist pic
Fans of Zack Snyder better get ready to see a unique return from the filmmaker to his debut genre as Netflix has unveiled the first trailer for Army of the Dead, an action heist pic set in Las Vegas during a large zombie outbreak. The Army of the Dead trailer can be viewed below!
Written and directed by Snyder based on a story Directed by Snyder on a story concept from him, Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi), Army of the Dead follows the story of a man who recruits a group of mercenaries to pull off the ultimate heist amidst a zombie apocalypse.
Dave Bautista (My Spy) leads an ensemble roster of talent including Omari Hardwick (Spell), Tig Notaro (Instant Family), Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld), Raul Castillo (Vida), Nora Arnezeder (Zoo), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Manny), Ana de la Reguera (Goliath), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman), Rich Cetrone (Thor) and Garrett Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead).
Snyder has been developing the film since 2007, beginning at previous home studio Warner Bros., where he helped jumpstart the DCEU and helmed adaptations of Watchmen and 300, amongst other films, and Universal Pictures, who produced his Dawn of the Dead remake penned by James Gunn (The Suicide Squad). The project found new life at Netflix in 2019, with the streaming platform greenlighting a reported $70-90 million budget and swiftly partnering with Snyder to build a franchise around the film, including a prequel feature helmed by Schweighöfer centered on his character, which wrapped filming in December, and an anime series also set prior to the events of the film.
Army of the Dead is set to hit select theaters May 14 and Netflix on May 21.