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.
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) February 21, 2021
Snyder Returns to Horror
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.