Army of the Dead director Zack Snyder took to Twitter to reveal the new posters for Netflix’s upcoming action film, highlighting the main cast led by Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista. In addition, the full synopsis has also been released, providing us a better idea of what to expect for Snyder’s latest zombie pic, which is the first since his 2004 directorial debut film Dawn of the Dead. The film is scheduled to debut on May 12 in select theaters and on Netflix. Check out the full character posters for Army of the Dead in the gallery below!
Army of the Dead is written and directed by Zack Snyder, based on a story concept from him Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) and Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi). The updated synopsis, which you can read below, also gives us a more detailed introduction of the main characters joining Bautista’s Scott Ward in his wild Las Vegas heist.
“The film 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, a displaced Vegas local, 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. Driven by the hope that the payoff could help pave the way to a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Kate, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist.
“They include Maria Cruz, an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe, a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters, a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman, a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers, his ride-or-die; Martin, the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote who recruits Burt Cummings, a slimy security guard; and German safe cracker named Dieter. Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta, a mother who’s gone missing inside the city. 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.”
Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Ella Purnell as Kate, Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, Hiroyuki Sanada as Bly Tanaka, Raul Castillo as Mikey Guzman, Nora Arnezeder as Coyote, Matthias Schweighöfer as Dieter, Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz, Samantha Win as Chambers, Rich Cetrone as Zeus, Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, Huma S. Qureshi as Geeta and Garrett Dillahunt as Martin.
The Justice League director is producing alongside his wife Deborah Snyder for The Stone Quarry with Wesley Collar. Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman are overseeing for Netflix.