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Netflix’s Army of the Dead – Everything We Know So Far

Army of the Dead
Credit - Netflix

When you think the zombie movie genre is dead they get another zombie flick that changes there, and now Zack Snyder is bringing his zombie movie directly to Netflix, we are keeping track of all the info of Zack Snyder’s upcoming Army of the Dead, like plot, cast, and the release date.

So here’s everything we know about Army of the Dead so far.

Army of the Dead is an American action-horror heist film, written, created, and directed by Zack Snyder. Army of the Dead is the first film Zack Snyder has directed since Justice League (#SnyderCut). Warner Bros. previously had the rights for the film but it was bought by Netflix giving Snyder a budget of 90 Million dollars. Zack Snyder is also producing the movie along with Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller. Joby Harold (My Blind Brother) and Shay Hatten (John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum) also helped Snyder writing the film.

Army of the Dead – Plot?

Army of the Dead
Credit – Netflix

The following plot synopsis has been provided by Netflix:

Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Army of the Dead – Release Date?

Army of the Dead has been in the post-production phase for nearly twelve months, our previous prediction was that it will arrive on Netflix in 2020 but according to Netflix Army of the Dead will be released in 2021, the release date is yet to be announced.

Army of the Dead will see a worldwide release and will be available to every subscriber.

Army of the Dead – Cast?

ActorRole
Dave BautistaScott Ward
Ella PurnellKate Ward
Ana de la RegueraCruz
Garett DillahuntFrank Peters
Raul CastilloMikey Guzman
Omari HardwickVanderohe
Matthias SchweighoferLudwig Dieter
Hiroyuki SanadaHunter Bly
Tig NotaroTBA
Nora ArnezederLily
Samantha JoChambers
Theo RossiBurt Cummings
Huma QureshiGeeta
Steve CoronaMr. Hillman
Rich CetroneTBA
Chelsea EdmundsonMisty Hillman

Army of the Dead – Is it a sequel to Dawn of the Dead?

The concept of Army of the Dead did begin as a sequel to Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead, but whether or not they exist in the same is still at Snyder’s discretion and even if both films exist in the same world Army of the Dead’s plot is very much different from Dawn of the Dead.

Army of the Dead – Creators & Producers?

LabelName
Directed By:Zack Snyder
Written By:Zack Snyder
Written By:Shay Hatten
Written By:Joby Harold
Produced By:Zack Snyder
Produced By:Deborah Snyder
Produced By:Wesley Coller
Studio:Netflix

Army of the Dead – Production Status?

Army of the Dead
Credit – Netflix

Current Production Status: Post-Production

The filming for Army of the Dead began on July 15, 2019, and concluded on October 27, 2019.

Filming locations include Los Angeles, California and Alburquerque, New Mexico.

Reshoots have taken place to include actor Tig Notaro in cast, Notaro is replacing actor Chris D’Elia after several woman accused him of sexual harassment and grooming.

Why Army of the Dead took so long to produce?

In the beginning Zack Snyder was supposed to come on the project just as a producer and Matthis Van Heijninjen Jr. was supposed to direct, this was because at that time when Army of the Dead was announced Zack Snyder was busy working on Watchmen, but the film was put on the back burner for a number of years until Netflix revived the project.

While talking about taking the director’s seat again after spending time with him because of a tragedy. Snyder said this to The Hollywood Reporter:

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 honor 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.

Army of the Dead – Poster

Army of the Dead
Credit – Netflix

Army of the Dead – Prequel Anime Series in the works

It was recently announced that Netflix is expanding the world of Army of the Dead with its new prequel series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. Which will be written by Shay Hatten, and will see Dave Bautista’s character Scott Ward return in the animated world.


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