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'Army of the Dead': Release date, plot, cast, and all you need to know of the upcoming Zack Snyder zombie flick

Originally planned as a sequel to Zack Snyder's 2004 action flick by Warner Bros. in 2007, the estimated $90-million project has now been taken over by Netflix.

Fans of zombie movies and shows, even if they have gotten tired of ‘The Walking Dead’ have something to look forward to. Filmmaker Zack Snyder is making a zombie flick called ‘Army of the Dead’ and one can only imagine what the director of the iconic 2004 remake of George Romero's horror classic ‘Dawn of the Dead’ has in store for us. Originally planned as a sequel to his 2004 action flick by Warner Bros. in 2007, the estimated $90-million project has now been taken over by Netflix.

Release date:

While no official release date has been announced yet, Snyder said the film was likely to premiere on Netflix in the winter of 2020.


Speaking to radio station WMMR, Snyder said, “The movie takes place in Las Vegas. A zombie plague hits Vegas, and they’re able to contain the virus to the city – they build a wall out of shipping containers. And then the city falls. And six years later, one of the casino owners hires this group of zombie soldiers to go get his money that he left in a safe in the casino.”


Dave Bautista

Dave Bautista attends the "Stuber" Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 13, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

The former professional wrestler and bodybuilder is one of the many from his profession to find fame in Hollywood. Bautista has appeared in the Marvel Comics Universe (MCU) films such as ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and its sequel and the final two installments of the ‘Avengers’ saga.

Garret Dillahunt

Garret Dillahunt attends the 'Fear the Walking Dead' panel with AMC during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2018 in San Diego, California.

Dillahunt is an American film and television actor who is best known for his performances in 'Fear of the Walking Dead', ‘Deadwood’, ‘Raising Hope’, and ‘The Mindy Project’.

Raúl Castillo

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The theater, television and film actor most recently appeared on the critically acclaimed Netflix series ‘Atypical.'

Nora Arnezeder

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A French actor and singer, Arnezeder is best-known for her roles in ‘Mozart in the Jungle’, ‘Zoo’ and ‘Origin’.

Ana de la Reguera

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The Mexican actress is well-known for her roles in HBO’s ‘Eastbound & Down’ and the Amazon series ‘Goliath.'


Zack Snyder

(Editors Note: This image was altered using digital filters) Director Zack Snyder attends The "Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice" New York Premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016, in New York City.

Snyder has been one of the most notable filmmakers in Hollywood in the last decade. With comic book adaptations like ‘300’, ‘Watchmen’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘Justice League’, Snyder has made a reputation for delivering grand cinematic moments and larger-than-life visuals.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about ‘Army of the Dead’, Snyder said, “There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one.”

Talking about directing an undead flick after a host of superhero movies, Snyder added, “I thought this was a good palate cleanser to really dig in with both hands and make something fun and epic and crazy and bonkers in the best possible way.”


No official trailer for ‘Army of the Dead’ has been released yet. Watch this space for more.

If you like ‘Army of the Dead’, you will also like:

‘Dawn of the Dead’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘Black Summer’, ‘28 Days Later’ and ‘World War Z.'