The first epic trailer to Army of the Dead, Zack Snyder’s first film following the years-long process of getting The Snyder Cut released, is here.
As Snyder noted during the press conference for the trailer release, in the Army of the Dead world, the zombie outbreak began in Las Vegas, which is about as realistic as a zombie movie has ever been.
Here’s the official synopsis for Army of the Dead, via Netflix:
ARMY OF THE DEAD takes place following a zombie outbreak that has left Las Vegas in ruins and walled off from the rest of the world. When Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a displaced Vegas local, former zombie war hero who’s now flipping burgers on the outskirts of the town he now calls home, is approached by casino boss Bly Tanaka (Hiroyuki Sanada), it’s with the ultimate proposition: Break into the zombie-infested quarantine zone to retrieve $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked by the government in 32 hours. With a ticking clock, a notoriously impenetrable vault, and a smarter, faster horde of Alpha zombies closing in, only one thing’s for certain in the greatest heist ever attempted: survivors take all.
Army of the Dead features an absolutely massive, and pleasantly diverse, ensemble casting. While Dave Bautista is most definitely the film’s lead, Army of the Dead also stars Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, and Garret Dillahunt, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win, Richard Cetrone, and Michael Cassidy. Plus, in addition to directing, Snyder also served as cinematographer on the project.
Army of the Dead will hit select theaters on May 14 and Netflix on May 21.