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Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Reveals First Look At Dave Bautista

Will Harrigan Posted: 01/07/2021 - 08:41 COMMENT
Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Reveals First Look

Zack Snyder and Netflix reveal first look images at Army of the Dead, the new zombie movie and franchise coming to the streaming service.

The movie is described as a "zombie heist movie" that follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, where a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

"It is a full-blown, balls-to-the-wall zombie heist movie, so it's genre-on-genre in a great way," Snyder told EW.com. "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."

Marvel star Dave Bautista plays one of those mercenaries, Scott Ward, but Bautista, who gave up a role in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad (thought to be John Cena's Peacemaker) for Army of the Dead, admits he was hesitant to join the flick at first.

"I said I wasn't interested," Bautista recalled. "I had this chip on my shoulder and was looking for juicy [dramatic roles]. Then I read the script and it was a lot deeper and had more layers than I thought. And also, to be quite frank, I wanted to work with Zack. We're running around killing zombies on craps tables. It's just a ton of fun."

Army of the Dead will be released later this year on Netflix with plans for the universe to expand in the form of a prequel anime series.

Army of the Dead images: Dave Bautista, more:

Army of the Dead First Look Dave Bautista

Army of the Dead First Look

Zack Snyder Army of the Dead

Zack Snyder Army of the Dead

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