Zack Snyder has been making entertainment headlines everywhere lately following the long awaited release of his epic “Justice League” director’s cut. But he has had another movie in the pipe, “Army of the Dead”. We got our first tease several weeks ago and now we get our first full look at this upcoming Netflix action-horror flick. Snyder directs, co-writes, and shoots what is a Las Vegas-set zombie heist movie and potential franchise launcher.
Dave Bautista leads a band of down-on-their-luck mercenaries who are hired to swipe $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the zombie-infested Las Vegas strip. The have a 32-hour window to grab the loot and get out of the city. “This should be a simple in-and-out,” they’re told by their employer (played by the always good Hiroyuki Sanada). Yea right. Turns out these aren’t your garden variety undead. They’re smart, agile, organized, and they have a ZOMBIE TIGER! The trailer shows Snyder swinging for the fences with this crazy, hyper-violent, self-aware romp. And it all plays out to Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”. I’m sold.
“Army of the Dead” opens May 21st in select theaters and streaming on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.