The poster for Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie heist Army of the Dead shows zombies crushed behind the vault of a casino and confirms the film for a summer release.
The Netflix feature sees a club of mercenaries orchestrate a heist at a Las Vegas casino in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Snyder has assured absolute zombie mayhem rounded off by the action and heart of a team of comrades-in-arms performing the only task they know.
Snyder has explained that the film combines zombie horror and action rip-off to deliver something wholly unique and fascinating.
Recently, Snyder shared a poster for Army of the Dead through Twitter that conveys all the movie’s information. The poster shows the Zombies’ hands splayed out from behind a casino vault with blood dripping down the metal. A sole fluorescent light gives the room a grim, eerie look.
A suitcase of money sits in front of the vault with playing cards, chips, dice, and $100 bills floating in the air. The movie’s catchphrase reads: “Survivors take all.”
Army of the Dead features an ensemble crew comprising Dave Bautista (who left The Suicide Squad for this project), Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, and Matthias Schweighöfer. However, dishonored comedian Chris D’Elia was replaced by Tig Notaro through a series of reshoots and digital compositions when he was charged with sexual misconduct.
Reportedly, Netflix has big plans for this one. An anime spinoff series labeled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and a prequel movie featuring and directed by Schweighöfer are already in progress. And given Snyder’s loyal online fanbase, their confidence in the project is presumably well-placed.
Admirers of Snyder’s work will be fascinated to discover that Snyder got his wings orchestrating horror with the 2004 remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead. Snyder appears to see the film as a passion project, fetching what he’s learned from the DCEU to a genre very dear to him. He is serving as both director and cinematographer for the movie in a highly unprecedented decision.
The film is scheduled for a May 21 release on Netflix, while the teaser comes out on February 25.
About Army of the Dead
Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist action thriller film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold.
The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Samantha Win, Huma Qureshi and Garret Dillahunt.
After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever. the outbreak of zombies begins in Area 51, the highly secretive government facility in Nevada where a zombie virus has been engineered and then spread, resulting in the creation of a multitude of undead creatures.