In 2004 a certain young filmmaker Zack Snyder broke into film with the remake of George Romero‘s classic Dawn Of The Dead. The Zombies could run , forward to 2021 after his his superhero era, Snyder is back in sub genre with Army Of The Dead. Netflix have today released the full second Trailer the zombies are now faster, smarter and more organised!
Personally, Dawn Of The Dead is my favourite Snyder film, probably why I’m so excited to see this one. The comic book films carried encyclopaedia collection size history, this one doesn’t. It’s probably why this one has a big crazy fun feel to it as it doesn’t take itself seriously. Plus it was originally meant to be the sequel to Snyder‘s Dawn Of The Dead.
The cast is massive in this one with Dave Bautista who leads a group of mercenaries into a zombie infested Las Vegas. To get $200 million out, they’re going all in.
Zombie Tigers, Elvis, sign us up, this looks awesome, Always bet on dead!
From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, 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 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 (Ella Purnell), Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. They include Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman (Raúl Castillo), a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers (Samantha Win), his ride-or-die; Martin (Garret Dillahunt), the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote (Nora Arnezeder) who recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a slimy security guard; and a brilliant German safe cracker named Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta (Huma Qureshi), 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.
The rest of the cast includes Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy.
Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead will arrive globally on Netflix from 21st May.