'Army of the Dead': Air time, how to live stream, trailer and all you need to know about Zack Snyder's zombie movie on Netflix
'Army of the Dead' is Zack Snyder's first movie after 'Justice League' and it stars Dave Bautista in the lead role
Filmmaker Zack Snyder’s journey in Hollywood has been a roller coaster ride. A few years back, Snyder had to leave the 2017 version of ‘Justice League’ because of a personal tragedy. Joss Whedon was given the responsibility of helming the project in Snyder’s absence and the movie was panned by the critics as well as the audience. Fans started a ‘Release The Snyder Cut’ movement and Snyder revealed that the movie released in theaters was a different movie.
After four years of waiting and a tussle with Warner Bros, Snyder’s version of ‘Justice League’ finally released on HBO Max and became a massive success. Meanwhile, his next project ‘Army of the Dead’ was in development at Warner Bros for 10 years as the production house did not want to spend money on a zombie movie.
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However, the film is finally getting a release on Netflix and is set to enthrall viewers with another rip-roaring movie. ‘Army of the Dead’ revolves around a group of mercenaries who plan to rob a Las Vegas casino after the city has been overrun by zombies and quarantined off from the rest of the world by a giant wall. But their lives are turned upside down when a giant army of zombies is thirsty for their blood.
Here’s everything we know about Zack Snyder’s zombie film.
‘Army of the Dead’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on Friday, May 21.
Air time and how to live stream
According to the Netflix press site, ‘Army of the Dead’ will be airing on Netflix at 3 am EST. You can also watch the movie by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.
The official synopsis reads, “The movie 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 quarantined 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.”
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star Dave Bautista leads the cast as Scott Ward, while Ella Purnell plays his daughter Kate. The cast of this film is pretty huge, with other actors appearing including Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera and Matthias Schweighöfer, Theo Rossi, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Garret Dillahunt, Samantha Win and Tig Notaro.
The movie is created and penned by Zack Snyder. Snyder is known for directing movies like ‘Watchmen’, ‘300’, ‘Man of Steel’, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ and ‘300: Rise of an Empire’. Shay Hatten and Joby Harold serve as co-writers on the project.
Snyder along with his wife Deborah Snyder and Wesley Koller are producing the movie while Bergen Swanson serves as an executive producer.
The trailer sees the group of mercenaries robbing an abandoned Las Vegas casino in a world plagued by zombies. However, as soon as the group manages to get out of the casino, they see a large army of zombies closing in.
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