Zack Snyder took to Twitter to share the release date and official poster for his upcoming zombie heist film Army of the Dead – and it seems like that mysterious newspaper clipping that made its way around social media was surprisingly accurate. The horror flick is set to drop on Netflix come the 21st May, a mere two months after the busy filmmakers highly anticipated Justice League remake premieres on HBO Max.
In his Twitter post, Snyder also announced the release of another teaser for the film which will be revealed on Thursday.
Army of the Dead marks Synder’s return to the zombie genre as his last zombie centred movie, Dawn of the Dead, debuted back in 2004.
The movie will follow a group of mercenaries who attempt to carry out a casino heist in Las Vegas at the height of a zombie outbreak. The zombie action movie stars an ensemble cast that includes Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ella Purnell (Kick-Ass 2), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), Ana De La Reguera (Narcos), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur), Hiroyuki Sanada (Avengers: Endgame), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Most Beautiful Day), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman) and Rich Cetrone (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).
Zack Snyder has reportedly been working on Army of the Dead since 2007!
The film was first announced in development with Warner Bros. and Universal Studios but has since moved to Netflix. The streaming service has seemingly placed a great deal of faith in the talented director providing him with a budget in the $70 million to $90 million range for the film as well as greenlighting two Army of the Dead projects before the movie has even premiered.
The Justice League director will produce alongside his wife Deborah Snyder for The Stone Quarry whilst Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman will oversee for Netflix.
What is the release date for Army of the Dead?
Army of the Dead
is set to drop on Netflix come the 21st May, 2021.
Who are the creators behind Army of the Dead?
Zack Snyder directs from a script written by himself, Joby Harold and Shay Hatten. The music is composed by Junkie XL. Cinematography by Zack Snyder.
Are you looking forward to another zombie film by the talented director? What genre are you hoping to see Snyder take on next?
Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead Release Date Revealed
A picture of a newspaper clipping revealing the release date of Zack Snyder’s new movie, Army of the Dead, has been doing the rounds on social media. If this unlikely source is correct, the zombie heist film is set to hit Netflix sometime this May.
Whilst the streaming service has yet to release any official date for Army of the Dead, the newspaper clipping seems rather certain that the movie will be released in May 2021. How the tabloid was able to come by this information is uncertain, but an early summer release date would certainly make sense.
Army of the Dead is the acclaimed filmmaker’s first movie venture since taking a sabbatical after the loss of his daughter in 2017. Snyder revealed his excitement to return to filmmaking in an interview with THR saying:
There are no handcuffs on me at all with this one…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…I love to honour canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself through a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware but not in a wink-to-the-camera way balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Snyder further described the upcoming Netflix film as a “balls-to-the-wall” zombie movie.
“It is a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall zombie heist movie, so it’s genre-on-genre in a great way. 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.”
Armyof the Dead will follow a group of mercenaries, led by Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista, who attempt to carry out a casino heist in Las Vegas at the height of a zombie outbreak. The zombie action movie is also set to star Ella Purnell (Kick-Ass 2), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage), Ana De La Reguera (Narcos), Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur), Hiroyuki Sanada (Avengers: Endgame), Garret Dillahunt (Fear the Walking Dead), Raúl Castillo (Looking), Nora Arnezeder (Mozart in the Jungle), Matthias Schweighöfer (The Most Beautiful Day), Samantha Win (Wonder Woman) and Rich Cetrone (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice).
Netflix has already indicated their confidence in the director by greenlighting two Army of the Dead projects before the movie has even premiered. The streaming service has revealed its plan to release a prequel film and anime series based off of the Snyder film.
Army of the Deadwill not be the filmmaker’s only high-profile project of the year. Snyder is also set to release his much-anticipated cut of Justice League in 2021.
Are you excited to know the release date for Army of The Dead? What other Snyder projects are you hoping to see now that he has returned to filmmaking?