[NEWS] "Army of the Dead" first 15mins released online (zombie action-thriller)
From Your Name@YourName@YourISP.com to rec.arts.movies.current-films on Fri May 14 09:18:03 2021
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The YouTube video is age-restricted, so you need to sign-in to a
YouTube account to watch it it (rather pointless since that doesn't
really prove you're "old enough" anyway, but is just YouTube / movie
makers legally covering their own backsides).
From ComingSoon.net ...
First 15 Minutes of Zack Snyder's Army of the Dead Revealed!
Ahead of its theatrical release tomorrow, Netflix has released
the first 15 minutes of Zack Snyder's newest zombie
action-thriller Army of the Dead, providing viewers a better
idea of the film's premise. The video also includes a musical
opening sequence that features an introduction to the main
characters including Dave Bautista and Omari Hardwick. The
film is set to arrive in theaters tomorrow on May 14,
exclusively at 200 Cinemark locations. The wide release will
then be followed by its global streaming debut on May 21 on
"I did want to sort of shorthand this opening because I really
wanted to get to [the fact that] these are veterans of a
zombie war going back," Snyder explained the process behind
making the opening scene during ComingSoon.net's recent
interview with the filmmaker. "Not newbies who just learned
how to navigate it. I knew I needed to do that within the
confines of this title sequence. That was really my
philosophical approach. Then in design, it was really just
creating the vignettes. I just felt like I wanted to just
show intimate to big and then small to big, you know, it was
really about the individual things that happened and then
these like large scale things that happen. I just felt like it
was super fun, even musically. It was fun to do. You know, how
I feel about title sequences. Just fun."
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, 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, 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, Ward takes on the challenge,
assembling a ragtag team of experts for the heist.
They include Maria Cruz, an ace mechanic and Ward's old
friend; Vanderohe, a zombie killing machine; Marianne Peters,
a cynical helicopter pilot; Mikey Guzman, a go-for-broke
influencer and Chambers, his ride-or-die; Martin, the
casino's head of security; a badass warrior known as the
Coyote who recruits Burt Cummings, a slimy security guard;
and German safe cracker named Dieter. Scott finds an
unexpected emotional hurdle when Kate joins the expedition
to search for Geeta, 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.
The film stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick,
Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Raul Castillo, Nora Arnezeder,
Matthias Schweighofer, Ana de la Reguera, Samantha Win, Rich
Cetrone, Theo Rossi, Huma S. Quresh and Garrett Dillahunt.
Army of the Dead is written and directed by Zack Snyder,
based on a story concept from him Shay Hatten (John Wick:
Chapter 3 - Parabellum) and Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi).
Producers are Zack Snyder and Deborah Snyder for The Stone
Quarry with Wesley Collar. Ori Marmu and Andrew Norman are
overseeing for Netflix.