Sometimes you just gotta get that money. And sometimes, there are zombies in between you and that money. That’s what Zack Snyder’s upcoming film, Army of the Dead, is all about. The director released a new poster today, ahead of a new trailer set to drop on Tuesday, April 13.
The tweet and poster both come on the heels of a special preview event Snyder and publisher Netflix put together to promote the film. The movie tells the story of a group of mercenaries raiding a casino in a zombie-infested Las Vegas. The event has since ended, but you can still catch the VOD over on the Netflix Twitch channel. Viewers were asked to crack a code to register for the Tuesday event. The video goes on for about an hour and features security cameras overlooking different parts of a casino–presumably the one that mercenaries are breaking into in the film. The video itself isn’t terribly eventful. Zombies wander around, and occasionally a dumb human in a hazmat suit or with a camera wanders in and gets eaten.
Before Zack Snyder was known for his “cut” of Justice League and making Batman say a swear, one of his big breakout films was his remake of Dawn of the Dead. He wanted to make a second zombie movie, and Army of the Dead was announced in 2007. It never happened due to financing issues, and then Snyder got busy bringing DC Comics’ biggest characters to life in movies like Watchmen and Justice League. Army of the Dead officially began filming in 2019 when Netflix picked up the movie rights from Warner Bros. Now, Army of the Dead is set to finally see the light of day when it hits Netflix on May 21, 2021.
Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ella Purnell (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), as well as Ana de la Reguera(Eastbound & Down), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), and Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery). Snyder directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold.
With this movie releasing on May 21 and Zack Snyder’s Justice League just a few weeks ago, that makes two Snyder projects hitting streaming services in two months. Zack Snyder must be a busy guy.