Army of the Dead

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Army of the Dead is an upcoming American thriller film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay co-written with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, based on a story by Snyder. The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Chris D'Elia and Huma Qureshi. The film will be released on Netflix.

Army of the Dead
Directed byZack Snyder
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story byZack Snyder
CinematographyZack Snyder
Edited byDody Dorn
Distributed byNetflix
CountryUnited States
Budget$90 million


A group of mercenaries plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak.



The film was initially announced planned as a sequel to the 2004 film Dawn of the Dead with Universal Studios and Warner Bros. Entertainment and was to be directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.[1] In January 2019, it was announced that Netflix had acquired the rights to the project from Warner Bros., with Zack Snyder set to direct from a script by himself and Joby Harold.[2] The film was set to commence production in mid-2019 with a budget of $90 million.[2] Dave Bautista was cast in April 2019,[3] while Ella Purnell, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, and Huma Qureshi joined the cast in May.[4] In July 2019, Garret Dillahunt, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Chris D'Elia, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Samantha Jo and Rich Cetrone joined the cast of the film.[5]

Principal photography began on July 15, 2019, in Los Angeles, California, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.[6][7] Filming also took place at the now closed Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[8]


  1. ^ Sciretta, Peter (June 4, 2008). "Matthijs van Heijningen set to direct "Army of the Dead"". /Film. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Kit, Borys (January 29, 2019). "Zack Snyder Returning to Movies With Zombie Action Pic 'Army of the Dead' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Fleming Jr., Mike (April 5, 2019). "Dave Bautista To Star In Zack Snyder-Directed 'Army Of The Dead'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  4. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice; Gonzalez, Umberto (May 28, 2019). "Ella Purnell Joins Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' as Dave Bautista's Daughter (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  5. ^ Galuppo, Mia (July 15, 2019). "Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead' Rounds Out Cast with Omari Hardwick, Chris D'Elia". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  6. ^ "Army of the Dead". Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  7. ^ Radish, Christina (July 14, 2019). "Ella Purnell Talks 'Sweetbitter' Season 2 and Zack Snyder's 'Army of the Dead'". Collider. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Crews ready Atlantic Club for filming zombie flick". The Press of Atlantic City. August 26, 2019. Retrieved November 20, 2019.

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