First look at Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’

April 15, 2021 - 8:50 PM
Still from "Army of the Dead." (Netflix/Released)

An upcoming zombie-heist film set to premiere on streaming entertainment service next month.

From filmmaker Zack Snyder (“300, Zack Snyder’s “Justice League”) “Army of the Dead” will be released on Netflix on May 21.

Official key art of “Army of the Dead.” (Netflix/Released)

It 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 displaced Vegas local, a former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, 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 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.

They include Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman (Raúl Castillo), a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers (Samantha Win), his ride-or-die; Martin (Garret Dillahunt), the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote (Nora Arnezeder) who recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a slimy security guard; and a brilliant German safe cracker named Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer).

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.

Aside from the cast mentioned above, the film is also starred by Huma S. Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone and Michael Cassidy.

Netflix released the trailer of “Army of the Dead” on Wednesday and also gave a first glimpse of the zombie-infested quarantine zone.

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—Rosette Adel