Zack Snyder's Zombie Heist Movie Army Of The Dead Gets First Images

The horror action movie and its animation spin-off will hit Netflix later this year.


Zack Snyder has two movies on the way in 2021--his reworking of the much-maligned DC film Justice League and the zombie action movie Army of the Dead. The latter will hit Netflix later this year, and the first images have now been released.

The images come via Entertainment Weekly, and show the film's ensemble cast, who play a group of mercenaries who team up to raid a casino in post-apocalyptic Las Vegas. In one, the group stands in the opening to what could be a bank vault, while the other focuses on stars Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell. Check one image out below, and the other at EW's site.

Army of the Dead also stars Ana de la Reguera ( Eastbound & Down), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy), and Tig Notaro (Star Trek Discovery). It's directed and co-written by Snyder.

While the movie doesn't have a confirmed release date yet, Snyder did provide EW with a few details about what viewers can expect. "It is a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall zombie heist movie, so it's genre-on-genre in a great way," he said. "So you expect pure zombie mayhem, and you get that, 100 percent. But also you get these really amazing characters on a fantastic journey. It's going to surprise people that there's a lot of warmth and real emotion with these great characters."

Snyder reveals that the idea for Army of the Dead came to him way back in 2004, shortly after completing his first movie, the remake of the zombie classic Dawn of the Dead. However, it spent many years trapped in development before Netflix stepped in to finance it.

In addition to the movie, there is also an animated Army of the Dead spin-off show on the way to Netflix. The series was announced in September last year and will be titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. Snyder will direct two episodes.

As for Snyder's new version of Justice League, that's expected to hit HBO Max in the first half of 2021.

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