This morning brings a new trailer for Zack Snyder and Netflix’s Army of the Dead, revealing more on the story and tons of great action.
Look, I was already sold on Army of the Dead the minute it was announced. I love zombie flicks and I really loved Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead. I thought I was excited about this film, but I was wrong. This trailer has caused me to reach an all new level of hype:
Between the cast and overall tone/pacing of this trailer, I’m hooked. It’s just an incredibly well put together trailer and if the film can capture the same feel, we’re in for a treat. I know not everyone is on board the “smart zombie” train, but it’s actually very in line with the idea George A. Romero was heading towards. Plus it’s just kinda neat and a fun twist on the genre.
ARMY OF THE DEAD 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 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. With little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. 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.
Army of the Dead hits Netflix on May 21, 2021.