The trailer for Zack Snyder’s Army Of The Dead teases that “Survivors Take All” in Netflix’s zombie apocalypse
The ARMY OF THE DEAD has awakened!
You wait for one Zack Snyder film to debut and two come along at once. Not that I or most of the movie-loving public are complaining. Especially when the second film of the upcoming Snyder double bill is a horror movie sequel.
Back in 2004, the writer/director brought us a refreshing remake of the classic ‘Dawn Of The Dead‘. Although the zombies in the film were no longer shuffling reanimated corpses but speedy flesh-eaters instead, the film was a terrific horror movie. And one that contained at least one big fright (I’m speaking of you, Zombie Baby) which shook the audience to its core.
Now, some seventeen years later, Snyder has delivered us a sequel. ‘Army Of The Dead‘ sadly won’t be hitting movie screens but make its bow on Netflix instead. And today has seen the first trailer for the film drop online. Lock and load your weapons, aim for the head and grab yourself some zombie action here:
The film has been in development for several years now. And it is great to learn that it is releasing to scare the pants off of us in May. The film concerns a group of mercenaries who (unwisely) decide to plot a heist to rob a casino in Las Vegas. All during a zombie outbreak. Brave or stupid, it’s up to us to decide. However, the trailer looks to show that the film is going to be full to the brim of some nasty, gory, and frighteningly good old-fashioned zombie munching. And it looks like it is doing it in style!
Dave Bautista leads the cast in this latest zombie epic with support from Ella Purnell, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, and Tig Notaro. Hiroyuki Sanada, Garret Dillahunt, Ana De La Reguera, and Matthias Schweighofer make up the supporting cast.
Bautista is also voicing his character in an anime origin series titled ‘Army Of The Dead: Lost Vegas‘. In which he and a crew attempt to discover the very beginning of the zombie outbreak in Las Vegas. Also, Schweighofer will be appearing in what is said to be a multi-language prequel movie of his own. Which the actor will direct himself and will follow his character of Ludwig Dieter.
Both Snyder and Netflix have extremely high hopes for the film. And are maybe looking to build a potential franchise with both the film and its characters. Those who will survive it of course. Zack Snyder has directed and co-written the film in association with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold and their efforts will debut on Netflix on May 21st.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!