‘Army Of The Dead’ Will Hit Theaters Before Netflix

The latest zombie army is on the march–right into movie theaters one week before they swarm over Netflix.

Army of the Dead–Zack Snyder’s much-hyped (and highly anticipated) return to horror–will screen in 200 Cinemark locations May 14, one full week prior to streaming on Netflix May 21, according to Variety.

The film will show at all U.S. Cinemark XD and Digital Cinema auditoriums, as explained, meaning moviegoers will enjoy full-scale detail of the zombie attacks in all their bloody glory.

Snyder–who made his bones with the 2004 remake of the iconic Dawn of the Dead–directed and co-wrote Army (with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold) and produced the film with Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller.

The movie–described as a “spiritual sequel” to Dawn of the Dead–is set during the days following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas as a band of mercenaries travels through the quarantine zone to pull off an audacious casino heist.

The film–which adds a new wrinkle to standard horror fare by introducing alpha zombies that can think, organize and bark orders to their underlings–stars Dave Bautista (as Scott Ward), Hiroyuki Sanada (as Bly Tanaka), Ella Purnell (as Kate), Huma Qureshi (as Geeta), Tig Notaro (as Marianne Peters), Ana de la Reguera (as Maria Cruz), Garret Dillahunt (as Martin), Matthias Schweighofer (as Dieter) and Omari Hardwick (as Vanderohe).

Snyder called his latest project a “full-blown zombie heist movie. You expect pure zombie mayhem, but you also get these really amazing characters on a fantastic journey.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Army of the Dead.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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