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“A simple in-and-out,” he said. But really, who pays $50 million for that?
Las Vegas has been sealed off with its zombies, when zombie-war hero Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) is offered that huge sum to break in and “rescue” $200 million from a vault beneath the Strip.
Unfortunately once he and his team get inside they discover the zombies may look like shit with their grey faces, grubby jewelled bikinis and leather straps, but they’re clever and fast – imagine Oxbridge students returning from Glastonbury. Oh yes and there’s a bedraggled-looking zombie tiger.
Army Of The Dead is out on Netflix in 21 May, and in the US will also be released into selected cinemas.
Here’s the extremely long synopsis (short version: zombies! Vegas, baby! Ragtag mercenaries! Let’s nuke it from space! sort of):
A zombie outbreak 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 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.
Watch the trailer now and scroll down for images.
Army Of The Dead images (stills and behind-the-scenes)
OMARI HARDWICK as VANDEROHE
RAÙL CASTILLO as MICKEY GUZMAN, OMARI HARDWICK as VANDEROHE, ANA DE LA REGUERA as CRUZ
MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER as DIETER, DAVE BAUTISTA as SCOTT WARD
TIG NOTARO as PETERS
DAVE BAUTISTA as SCOTT WARD, ELLA PURNELL as KATE WARD
DAVE BAUTISTA with ZACK SNYDER
MATTHIAS SCHWEIGHÖFER as DIETER with ZACK SNYDER
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