Zombie heist action thriller film “Army of the Dead”—directed by Zack Snyder—will be making its worldwide release on Netflix this May 21.
While most casual fans know him for his work on superhero blockbusters (“Watchmen,” “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), followers of the director’s career would know that “Army of the Dead” isn’t exactly his first rodeo with zombies. In fact, his feature film debut was the remake of the 1978 horror film “Dawn of the Dead” back in 2004.
Seventeen years after, the world will be seeing Snyder’s own interpretation of the undead through “Army of the Dead.” Snyder directed and co-wrote the film, and served as the project’s DOP (Director of Photography).
“Army of the Dead” is Snyder through and through, and if the movie’s trailer serves as any indication of what to expect, it’s going to be a fun two-hour mix of action, gore, horror, suspense, drama.
Snyder spent time with members of the Asia-Pacific media in an online press conference, and shared some of his thoughts about “Army of the Dead.”
Here are five interesting things worth knowing before watching the movie on Netflix on May 21:
The film lead is played by Filipino-American Dave Bautista
“I love Dave,” Snyder shared during the conference. “Dave and I had been talking for years about trying to make movies together.” Snyder went on sharing that Bautista was a bit hesitant in the beginning.
“[Dave was] like, ‘Yeah, I don’t really want to do another action thing.’ I go, ‘Read the script.’ And after he read it, he called me and goes, like, ‘I didn’t realize that it was like this—that I had this huge emotional like, journey to go through.’”