In anticipation of the upcoming release of the first trailer for Netflix and the Army of the Dead by director Zack Snyder, a new image has been released that gives us a first look at the zombies that will terrorize Guardians of the Galaxy Star Dave Bautista and his gang of mercenaries. Shot during a sequence in which the burly Bautista was clearly overwhelmed by the onslaught of the undead, it looks like the zombie design, but will be very classic and, unlike CGI, practically achieved.
Based on the shot of this lonely zombie, it looks like this Army of the Dead I will not try to completely reinvent the legendary monster. The image looks like a degrading corpse with dead eyes, much like what modern audiences expect of lifeless creatures, and it certainly suggests that Snyder’s zombies will be at least powerful or numerous enough to cause problems for Bautista.
It is not yet known whether the zombies in Army of the Dead will be slow, fast or a little bit of both Zack Snyder previously revealed some details regarding the movie’s approach, including “90% of our zombies are completely practical,” he revealed. Snyder also previously provided some details on the origin of the zombie outbreak, saying, “I have studied very deeply the why of the zombie plague and how it began. Suffice it to say, it came from Area 51 – – that is in the opening scene of the film – and then the entire cast is in the cartoon, along with Christian Slater as the bad guy. We’re really doing a super deep dive into where this zombie plague came from. “
The mention of Area 51 has led some to theorize this Army of the Dead will also include aliens, but with nothing confirmed we’re just concerned about the swarm of shuffling corpses for now.
Directed by Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries who raid a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. The man of Steel The director described the project as “a full blown zombie heist movie” that calls it “genre-upon-genre in a great way.” Bautista’s gang of thieving mercenaries consists of Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Ana de la Reguera as Cruz, Garret Dillahunt as Frank Peters, Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman and Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe.
The film is expected to feature both pure zombie mayhem and great, archetypal characters that Netflix is planning for Army of the Dead to spawn his own franchise. A prequel film and an anime-style series are already in development, both of which will expand the world of Army of the Dead. The anime is titled Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas and will center around some of the characters out Army of the Dead during the early stages of the zombie apocalypse.
Survivors take everything when Army of the Dead comes to the streaming service on May 21, 2021, the trailer is due to appear this Thursday. This comes to us with the kind permission of Vanity Fair.
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