Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’: Everything We Know So Far

Army of the Dead – Copyright. The Stone Quarry

There’s no stopping the ever-growing horde of zombie titles coming out of Hollywood. Netflix has yet another zombie Original in the works with Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead. We’ll be keeping track of everything you need to know about Army of the Dead, including the cast, plot, trailer, and Netflix release date.

Army of the Dead is an American action-horror heist film, written, created, and directed by Zack Snyder. This is the first film directed by Zack Snyder since his spent on Justice League (2017). Warner Brothers previously held the rights to the film but it was Netflix who bought these rights, giving Zack Snyder a $90 Million budget to play with. Joby Harold (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and Shay Hatten (John Wick 3) helped Snyder write the story. Snyder is also serving as a producer along with Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller.


When is the Netflix release date for Army of the Dead?

At the time of this update, Army of the Dead will have been in post-production for seven months.

We previously predicted that Army of the Dead could have been released in Q2, but it’s more likely that the film could be aimed towards Netflix’s Halloween line up.

We can expect to learn more soon as Zack Snyder responded to a fan’s question on whether any updates were coming soon:

Will Army of the Dead be released worldwide?

Yes! Zack Snyder’s zombie heist Original will be available to all subscribers worldwide.

Zack Snyder on the set of Army of the Dead – Copyright. The Stone Quarry


What is the plot of Army of the Dead?

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.


Who is in the cast of Army of the Dead?

The following cast members have been confirmed for the Army of the Dead:

RoleCast MemberWhere Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
ScottDave BautistaGuardians of the Galaxy | Avengers: Infinity War | Spectre
KateElla PurnellMiss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children | Never Let Me Go | Kick-Ass 2
CruzAna de la RegueraNacho Libre | Narcos | Eastbound & Down
Frank PetersGarret Dillahunt12 Years a Slave | Deadwood | No Country for Old Men
Mikey GuzmanRaul CastilloAtypical | Seven Seconds | We the Animals
VanderoheOmari HardwickKick-Ass | Power | The A-Team
Ludwig DieterMatthias SchweighoferYou Are Wanted | The Most Beautiful Day | The Manny
Hunter BlyHiroyuki SanadaThe Twilight Samurai | Sunshine | The Wolverine
MartinChris D’EliaCeleste & Jesse Forever | Little Evil | Glory Daze
LilyNora ArnezederParis 36 | Safe House | The Words
ChambersSamantha JoWonder Woman | Arrow | Justice League
Burt CummingsTheo RossiLuke Cage | Sons of Anarchy | Lowriders
GeetaHuma QureshiGangs of Wasseypur | Dedh Ishqiya | Badlapur
Misty HillmanChelsea EdmundsonThunder Road | Midnight, Texas | The Black String
Mr. HillmanSteve CoronaThe Lone Ranger | Breaking Bad | Graves
TBARich CetroneLethal Weapon | Man of Steel | Thor


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

The concept of Army of the Dead did begin as a sequel for Zack Snyder’s Dawn of the Dead.

Whether or not the story takes place in the same world as Dawn of the Dead is at the discretion of Zack Snyder. Regardless, even if the film does take place in the same world as Dawn of the Dead, the plot of Army of the Dead has nothing to do with the former.

Why did the film take so long to produce?

Rather than direct the film, Zack Snyder would take on a role as a producer. This was because he was working on Watchmen at the time when Army of the Dead was announced. Matthis van Heijningen Jr. was set to direct the film but the film was put on ice for a number of years until Netflix revived the project.

Snyder’s involvement in DC’s expanded universe was one of the reasons why Army of the Dead was on the ice for so long.

Army of the Dead is Zack Snyder’s return to the director’s seat after taking a sabbatical to spend time with his family. He’s expressed his excitement to return to filmmaking in an interview with THR stating:

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.


What is the production status of Army of the Dead?

Current Production Status: Post-Production (Last Updated 26/05/2020)

Filming began on July 15th, 2019, and concluded by October 27th, 2019.

The onset locations are spread across Los Angeles, California, and Alburquerque, New Mexico.


What is the run-time for Army of the Dead?

There’s no official run time for Army of the Dead but we can speculate on what the run time will be. Zack Snyder’s last film the remake of George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead (2004) ran for 100 minutes.

Most Zombie titles fail to exceed a run time over 100 minutes, therefore, we expect Army of the Dead to run for approximately 90 to 100 minutes.

What is the rating?

At a minimum, Army of the Dead will receive an R-Rating. For subscribers in the UK, this means the film will be rated of least a 15. But thanks all the guts and gore we can look forward to an NC-17 (18 in the UK) rating more likely.


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