Army of the Dead (dir. Zack Snyder), looks to be just another run-of-the-mill heist flick with a few of the undead tossed in for flavor. The trailer opens with the sound of the late great Kenny Rogers classic, “The Gambler” as a seemingly smart foreshadowing to the trailer that follows. Scott Ward, played by Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy, My Spy) is a humble cook with an heroic past just making ends meet until, that is, he is approached by the token mysterious stranger who tasks our soon to be entrenched warrior with a proposal he, and a group of other hard on their luck mercenaries cannot refuse, with just a few thousand(?) caveats: Zombies. And not just any aforementioned standard issue ghouls.
“They are smarter. They are faster. And they are Organized.”
The three-minute long trailer lays down the premise for what looks to be a fly by the seat of your pants thrill ride filled with Flames, Firearms, Feral Undead, and a Zombie Tiger. Yes. Zombie Tiger.
While I am not an avid fan of the Undead genre, I have to admit I’m intrigued. Ah, who am I kidding? I’m excited to see this newest addition to the ever evolving world of the Zombie Apocalypse!
The film is set to stream on Netflix and play in select theaters May 21, 2021.
The cast includes writer/comedian/LGBTQ champion Tig Notaro (One Mississippi, Instant Family), writer/actor/producer Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy, Luke Cage, Ghosts of War), and Actor/Director Garrett Dilahunt (Deadwood: The Movie, Fear the Walking Dead, Raising Hope), among many others.