A new poster for Zack Snyder Army of the Dead was published. The colorful poster warns viewers to always “bet on the dead,” which seems pretty wise given the plot Snyder wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold. The film is set after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas when a group of mercenaries play the ultimate game of chance and venture into the quarantine zone to commit the biggest heist ever attempted.
ALWAYS BET ON DEAD. #ArmyOfTheDead
In selected theaters May and on Netflix May 21 pic.twitter.com/EN22TuRMaR
– Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) April 3, 2021
Zack Snyder has been on the news a lot over the past few years, with most of his attention focused on his cut of the Justice League, which is currently streamed on HBO Max after two years of debate and controversy. When it came to making Army of the Dead, the director had a much easier time than working with Warner Bros. “I tried to come up with it in a very intimate, personal way,” Snyder said in a recent interview. “It’s not done by the committee,” referring to the Warner Bros. debacle, of doing the Justice League.
Army of the Dead was a personal project for Zack Snyder with an emphasis on zombie awareness, although it may not look like it from what we’ve seen so far. “From the very first conception of the film, it was these evolved zombies [that are] half conscious, “says the director.” We treat them like wolves, like a dog. They’re not necessarily fully realized and talking or anything. But they can organize. “Snyder’s longtime sound designer and editor Scott Hecker says the upcoming film is Ocean’s 11 with Zombies and also doubles Snyder’s vision of the zombies.” It’s just crazy, crazy stuff. It’s not just a typical zombie movie. It actually has a lot of heart if that makes sense. “
Army of the Dead Stars Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, Ana de la Reguera as Cruz, Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter and Nora Arnezeder as Lily “The Coyote”. Hiroyuki Sanada plays Hunter Bly, while Tig Notaro came on board to replace Chris D’Elia and plays a character named Marianne Peters. The film also features Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman, Huma Qureshi as Geeta, Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters, Michael Cassidy, Samantha Win as Chambers, Richard Cetrone as Zeus, Chelsea Edmundson as Misty Hillman and Steve Corona as Mr. Hillman.
Zack Snyder confirmed that he was completely through with Army of the Dead late last month. “The army is ready,” said Snyder. “I’m super proud and happy. I think it’s great. I can’t wait for fans to get the chance to see it,” he said before teasing that a new trailer is on the way. “I had a great experience with Netflix and the cast and crew. Filming the film was probably my most enjoyable film experience in terms of production.” Army of the Dead premieres exclusively on Netflix on May 21st. Check out the brand new poster above thanks to Zack Snyder’s official Twitter account. The new trailer is expected to appear in the next few weeks.
Topics: Army of the Dead, Netflix, Streaming