From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Zack Snyder’s Justice League) comes Army of the Dead, a heist film that 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 former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of town, 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 Las Vegas 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. 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 all-star cast includes Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz, an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, a zombie killing machine; Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, a cynical helicopter pilot; Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman, a go-for-broke influencer, and Samantha Win as Chambers, his ride-or-die; Garret Dillahunt as Martin the casino’s head of security; Nora Arnezeder as a badass warrior known only as “The Coyote”; Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, a slimy security guard; and Matthias Schweighöfer as Dieter, a brilliant German safe cracker.
Army of the Dead is directed by Zack Snyder (who also served as director of photography) with a screenplay by Snyder & Shay Hatten and Joby Harold from a story by Snyder. The film is produced by Deborah Snyder, Wesley Coller and Zack Snyder. The film also stars Richard Cetrone and Michael Cassidy. The film is scheduled for release on May 21 only on Netflix. Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for more updates.