You want a zombie heist movie? You get a zombie heist movie. The full trailer for Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead leans hard on all the tropes you could want or expect: one last heist, a mysterious person who brings the opportunity, the forming of the all-important team… and the unexpected obstacle. Which is, of course, zombies. A lot of ’em. But they’re smarter and they’re faster and they’re organized? That isn’t good.
Army of the Dead is Snyder’s return to zombieland, almost two decades after his remake of Dawn of the Dead. Here’s the official summary:
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 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 little left to lose, Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. 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.
The trailer takes a quick moment to spotlight the members of that ragtag team of experts before devolving into zombie mayhem. And this is only the start; Netflix already has a prequel movie and a spinoff anime series in the works.
It will definitely not be a simple in and out when Army of the Dead starts streaming on Netflix on May 21st.