Director Zack Snyder has revealed the first image from his upcoming Netflix movie, Army of the Dead. The photo was shared on Vero with the following caption, “couldn’t make it to #SDCC2019 because we’re busy killing zombies.”
The photo reveals the cast of the zombie heist thriller, which includes Dave Bautista, Garret Dillahunt, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Raul Castillo, Chris D’Elia, Theo Rossi, and Ana de la Reguera.
The story is set between “a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.“
We also have some previously released details on the characters in the film to share with you:
Scott (40s-50s): Dry witted, thoughtful. Estranged from his family. (Lead)
Kate (the Early 20s): Taciturn, hard-working, driven. She is Scott’s daughter but estranged from her father. She is a volunteer with the World Health Organization. (Lead).
Vanderohe: Strong as a beast, with muscles bulging out of his tight T-shirt, this guy is a “badass,” but also good-humored. Known for his expertise when it comes to killing zombies. He has a philosophical approach to life to counteract his emotional scars from what he witnessed in the war. (Lead).
Frank Peters: He is a “cool-as-hell older dude with slicked-back gray hair and aviators.” A chopper pilot, brought on board to transport the team into the zombie-held territory. (Lead).
Lilly: Restless, a tough cookie, also known as the Coyote, helping those, who, for whatever reason, need to get back inside the zombie stronghold. She’s canny and crafty, with all the skills to survive in the most hostile of environments. (Lead).
Cruz: Latina, a mechanic, owner of a body shop. Hard-drinking and tough-talking, she’s more than happy to join the mission into the zombie stronghold, but it’s not for the money. (Lead).
Ludwig Dieter: A scrawny Swiss-German kid and master safe-cracker. He has broken into more high-security vaults than anybody else in the world. Dieter is the only one who is vocally excited about the mission and considers the upcoming adventure real “fun.” (Lead).
Reggie: “Tough as can be—jacked, stacked and cool.” He, too, is a member of the team whose primary role is straight-up zombie killer. (Supporting).
Adeline: Disenfranchised immigrant, a refugee, she’s a single mom with two young children, willing to do anything to keep her kids safe. (Lead).
Burt Cummings: Thin, with a “porny mustache,” greasy-haired, this guy is a tobacco-chewing, self-important jerk, cocky and alienating, who is taking advantage of the power he has obtained over the refugees. (Lead).
Mikey Guzman: Fearless, highly capable, he is a sharp-shooter, able to kill multiple zombies with a single shot. He is looking for the one big score that will change his life. (Supporting).
Martin: A Ray-Ban wearing fellow in a suit, he is right-hand-man to billionaire Hunter Bly. The former head of security at Blye’s Las Vegas casino. No one is quite sure of his motivations. (Lead).
Snyder created the story for the movie and when talking about the project, he said:
“I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself though 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 [like this].”
“I love big action, I love big sequences. My movie brain starts clicking around and I was like, ‘We need to be shooting this now!’ Constructing these sequences really fired me up.
“When the movie gets super big, you get pushed away from the camera. And in the last few years I’ve had a reconnection with photography. This movie will be a chance to get the camera in hand.”