This first 15 minutes of Army of The Dead on the Netflix YouTube channel will self-destruct at 3:00am BST on Saturday, 15 May 2021.
So hurry up and fill yer boots <with undead visceral matter> while you can — I loved it but someone needs to learn to pack better, my eBay parcels are more secure than *that*…
Yesterday Netflix hosted a global livestream event on the Netflix YouTube channel, where fans tuned in for an interactive experience that unlocked the first 15 Minutes of Zack Snyder’s eagerly-anticipated zombie extravaganza, Army of The Dead.
From the launch, audiences have had only 32 hours to watch the unforgettable beginning of Army of The Dead on the Netflix YouTube channel, the same amount of time that Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) and his crew have to break into zombie-infested Las Vegas to retrieve the $200 million sitting in a vault beneath the strip before the city is nuked.
Following a mission briefing by cast members Dave Bautista and Matthias Schweighöfer, it was revealed that the opening sequence of the film was buried (literally) in an underground vault deep in the Mojave Desert outside of Las Vegas.
The fans who participated from around the world were tasked with flooding the comments function in the livestream chat, which powered a massive bulldozer and crane to lift the multi-ton safe containing the first 15 minutes of Army of The Dead from the earth. Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana De La Reguera, Nora Arnezeder, Tig Notaro and more were also on hand to encourage fans. When the vault was finally opened, Zack Snyder himself congratulated the group on their accomplishments and introduced the sneak peek of his newest zombie-heist film.
I know, I know, I’d have just put it on the bloody youtube channel and left it there, but that is of course why I am not a top marketing honcho for a streaming giant.
Watch now (you may need to verify your age to watch) or scroll down for the movie synopsis:
Here’s the film’s very long synopsis:
From filmmaker Zack Snyder (300, Zack Snyder’s Justice League), 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. Driven by the hope that the payoff could help pave the way to a reconciliation with his estranged daughter Kate (Ella Purnell), Ward takes on the challenge, assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist. They include Maria Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), an ace mechanic and Ward’s old friend; Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters (Tig Notaro), a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman (Raúl Castillo), a go-for-broke influencer and Chambers (Samantha Win), his ride-or-die; Martin (Garret Dillahunt), the casino’s head of security; a badass warrior known as the Coyote (Nora Arnezeder) who recruits Burt Cummings (Theo Rossi), a slimy security guard; and a brilliant German safe cracker named Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). Scott finds an unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition to search for Geeta (Huma S. Qureshi), a mother who’s gone missing inside the city. 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 is already out in selected US cinemas and will be released on Netflix on Friday 21 May. You can watch the trailer here.