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Army of the Dead: Cast, Plot, Trailer, Release Date and Everything You Need to Know

‘Army of the Dead’ is an upcoming American, action, crime, horror, sci-fi, thriller zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder, from a script he wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder.

This movie set in Las Vegas. The film—which returns Snyder to his zombie roots 17 years after his genuinely great debut feature, Dawn of the Dead—is a huge franchise priority for the streaming service, which has also greenlit an anime series and live-action prequel series set in the same world.

Producers of this film are Zack Snyder, Misha Bukowski, Wesley Coller, Deborah Snyder and executive producer is Bergen Swanson.

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But, what can we expect from this film? Here’s everything you need to know so far about this film.

‘Army of the Dead’ Cast

  • Dave Bautista as Scott Ward
  • Ella Purnell as Kate Ward
  • Ana de la Reguera as Cruz
  • Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter
  • Nora Arnezeder as Lily “The Coyote”
  • Hiroyuki Sanada as Hunter Bly
  • Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman
  • Michael Cassidy
  • Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters
  • Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe
  • Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters
  • Samantha Win as Chambers
  • Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings
  • Huma Qureshi as Geeta
  • Richard Cetrone as Zeus
  • Chelsea Edmundson as Misty Hillman
  • Steve Corona as Mr. Hillman

Chris D’Elia filmed his role along with the cast. In the summer of 2020, stories broke about him pursuing underage girls for sex and sexually harassing women.

Zack Snyder hired comedian Tig Notaro to replace D’Elia. Notaro was filmed alone and inserted into the film for all of the scenes D’Elia was in via green screen and other special effects.

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‘Army of the Dead’ Plot

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

‘Army of the Dead’ Release date

The film is scheduled to debut on Netflix on May 21, 2021.

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“Army is all done,” Snyder shared during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“I’m super proud and happy. I think it came out amazing. I can’t wait for fans to get a chance to see it. The new trailer is coming soon, I think in the middle of April. I’ve had a great experience with Netflix and the cast and crew. Shooting of the film was probably my most joyful cinematic experience as far as production goes.”

‘Army of the Dead’ Trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer for Army of the Dead. If you haven’t watched it yet, so watch it here:

So, how was the trailer? Did you like it? Do share your thoughts about it in the comments section given at the end of this post.

Final words

‘Army of the Dead’ has been in development hell since 2004, when Snyder turned down the chance to direct to instead pursue other projects.

In 2010, it was announced that the film would finally be moving forward with Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. attached to direct and a fall 2013 release date, but this version fell through.

Now, it is finally coming out on May 21, 2021.

Are you ready to watch it? Are you excited for it? Let us know in the comments section given at the end of this post.

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