Netflix is once again developing another zombie original, Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. Moreover, Netflix reveals release date, cast, and plot of the anticipated apocalyptic film.
Army of the Dead is a film created and written by Zack Snyder. This is the first movie of Snyder after working on Justice League in 2017. An interesting fact about the movie is that Warner Brothers previously took hold of the rights.
However, Netflix bought the rights and gave a budget of $90 million to Snyder to develop the movie. The story does not solely belong to Snyder as Joby Harold and Shay Hatten helped Snyder to create the story.
Moreover, Joby Harold was responsible for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and Shay Hatten for John Wick 3. Hence the biggest names in Hollywood have come together to develop yet another action horror film.
What is Army of the Dead all about
The movie is an American action-horror heist film that takes the viewers to a zombie outbreak. The plot centers on a group of mercenaries in Las Vegas. The official synopsis read,
Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) August 11, 2019
The plot for the Army of the Dead is not the sequel of the controversial Dawn of the Dead, which completed in 2008. Hence, Army of the Dead is a completely different storyline. The setting of the film is in Las Vegas, and for six years has become a quarantine zone.
Moreover, the city is surrounded by shipping containers which nobody would venture. However, a group of daring armies, headed by Scott, played by Dave Bautista. His group will venture into Dave’s owned Casino to perform the greatest heist amid the zombie pandemic.
Army of the Dead release date
While the movie is already in post-production for seven months, there is no final release date yet. However, Netflix confirms that the film will likely fall under the Holloween line-up. Netflix will also release the film on all subscribers all over the world.
— Nicholas Whitcomb (@Whos_Nick) May 20, 2020
Army of the Dead cast
- Dave Bautista
- Ella Purnell
- Ana de la Reguera
- Garret Dillahunt
- Raul Castillo
- Omari Hardwick
- Matthias Schweighofer
- Hiroyuki Sanada
While working on the set, Snyder’s excitement on the project is visible. In an interview, he said,
“There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one,” going on to explain that after a years-long hiatus from filmmaking, Army of the Dead was just the kind of project he needed to get him pumped to be back in the saddle.”
Image Courtesy Of Mr H Reviews/Youtube Screenshot