Las Vegas is overrun by super-smart zombies in the first trailer for Zack Snyder’s zombie-heist movie Army of the Dead. The trailer, which Netflix released on Tuesday, also gives us a brief introduction to some of the crew pulling the heist. But mostly it’s about the zombies.
The trailer opens with Scott Ward (Dave Bautista), a former zombie war hero, working at a small-town diner before he’s hired to pull off a massive heist. Under the Las Vegas strip, there’s a vault with $200 million in cash. The only problem is that Vegas is walled off from the rest of the world and completely overrun with zombies. Ward puts together a crack team of thieves, badasses, and zombie-fighting veterans to pull off the job, but it’s more complicated than he expects.
Once the crew finally makes it to Vegas, they discover the undead have mutated into Alpha zombies, which are faster, smarter, and seemed to have formed their own entire zombie-society in the ruins of the strip. And that means lots and lots of zombie killing, all while the Bautista and Co. try to finish the mission and make off with their cash prize.
Joining Bautista in the cast of zombie killers is Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter), who plays Kate Ward, Scott’s daughter in the movie; Ana de la Reguera (Narcos, Nacho Libre), who plays Cruz a former flame of Scott’s; Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery) as a cigar-chomping gunman, plus many more. Army of the Dead is directed by Zack Snyder (Justice League, Dawn of the Dead), who also co-wrote the movie with Shay Hatten (John Wick 3: Parabellum).
Army of the Dead is set to premiere in theaters on May 14, where it will stay for a week, before arriving on Netflix on May 21.