Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Snyder, Shay Hatten, and Joby Harold, based on an original story by Snyder.The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick ,Matthias Schweighöfer and more.The plot follows a group of soldiers who plan a Las Vegas casino heist amid a zombie apocalypse.
The film was announce.d in 2007, but spent several years in development hell at Warner Bros. before having the rights bought by Netflix in 2019. Snyder was announced as director, and the cast joined over the next several months. Filming began in July 2019, taking place in Los Angeles, New Mexico, and New Jersey, including at the Atlantic Club Casino Hotel; Snyder acted as his own cinematographer on the film. Chris D’Elia was originally cast in the film, but after several sexual misconduct accusations were made against him in August 2020, Tig Notaro was hired to replace his character and reshot his scenes using green screen and body doubles.
Army of the Dead was released in select theaters in the United States on May 14, 2021, and started streaming digitally on Netflix from May 21. The film received praise from critics for its action sequences, humor, and cast, but was criticized for its runtime and emotional tone.
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Kate (Ella Purnell), though, isn’t the sole human survivor, with the next scene revealing that Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick) survived the nuclear blast. Locked inside the casino vault by Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer) as Zeus attacked, Vanderohe emerges from the rubble, following the nuclear strike, with two bags full of cash.
He travels to Utah, and bribes an air stewardess to let him rent a private jet bound for Mexico City. However, on the plane he starts to feel dizzy, and heads to the bathroom to clear his head.
Vanderohe realizes that he was bitten by Zeus during the pair’s confrontation. As the jet’s pilot tells him to return to his seat before they depart, Vanderohe laughs at the irony of his situation: he’s the new ‘patient zero’, and seems set to cause a new zombie outbreak in Mexico’s capital city.