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ARMY OF THE DEAD (L to R) DAVE BAUTISTA as SCOTT WARD,ZACK SNYDER (DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER) in ARMY OF THE DEAD. Cr. CLAY ENOS/NETFLIX © 2021

The Official Trailer for Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead” is Here

With the buzz around Zack Snyder’s Justice League refresh finally faded, we can turn to his next big release—his upcoming Netflix zombie flick Army of the Dead. Netflix has just released the official trailer, and it’s a hoot. The film features Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, the leader of a group of mercenaries who will risk life and limb to push into the zombie quarantine zone in order to pull off a once-in-a-lifetime score. The trailer sets up the fact that Ward’s decision to take on a heist that could net him $50 million was made well before the zombie apocalypse arrived. The best-laid plans of mice and men, after all, are easily waylaid by the undead!

These are not your father’s zombies, however. “They’re smarter, they’re faster, they’re organized,” we learn. And the trailer, set to Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler,” is three minutes of mayhem and bliss, watching Ward’s team gamble with their lives for the score of a lifetime. Come for the action, stay for the zombie tiger.

Snyder’s no newcomer to the zombie genre—his 2004 remake of Dawn of the Dead was fun and nasty. Army of the Dead offers a totally different aesthetic than his superhero films—gone are the darker tones and lashing rains. Instead, Army of the Dead is sun-baked madness, set in the glitziest city in America, and Vegas still sparkles and shines even when the dead have risen, and, apparently learned how to coordinate their attacks.

Check out the trailer below. Army of the Dead arrives on Netflix on May 21, 2021.

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Featured image: ARMY OF THE DEAD (L to R) DAVE BAUTISTA as SCOTT WARD,ZACK SNYDER (DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER) in ARMY OF THE DEAD. Cr. CLAY ENOS/NETFLIX © 2021

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