Army of the Dead: How Zack Snyder Is Revolutionizing Zombie Movies – Den of Geek

As for the teams interactions with each other, Snyder assured us that while the movie is as fun and bombastic as you would expect, the character work is the spine of the film and informs all of the action.

Bautistas Scott begrudgingly lets his estranged, activist daughter Kate (Ella Purcell) join his crew in the film, and theyre forced to work out their issues as they carry out the mission. Joining them are Scotts friend and adept mechanic Cruz (Ana de la Reguera), helicopter pilot Marianne (Tig Notaro), expert zombie-killer Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick), reckless social media influencer Guzman (Ral Castillo), the casinos head of security Martin (Garret Dillahunt), and Scotts ride-or-die compatriot, Chambers (Samantha Win). The film also stars Nora Arnezeder, Theo Rossi, Huma S. Qureshi, and Matthias Schweighfer

At its heart, its a relationship movie, Snyder says. [Scott] and his daughter are trying to mend their relationship over the course of the movie. She shouldnt have been on the mission but she kind of tricks him. Its this small relationship movie inside of it all about a father who kind of abandons his child and tries to make it right. On top of that, its pure genre insanity.

From what we were shown on set that day, the movie certainly looks to deliver on the genre goodness, for both the zombie and heist fronts. Snyder and company had rented out the entire casino floor at the Showboat hotel in Atlantic City, and they spent several days filming frantic zombie-killing action scenes involving a ton of wire work and big, loud guns (which Snyder test-fired himself with childlike giddiness). There were dozens of zombie extras running around, and the casino floor was so littered with inanimate zombie bodies that we had to watch our step virtually everywhere we went. Rest assured, the movie will be action-packed.

Another way Snyder and his team are attempting to make Army of the Dead a progressive entry in the genre is with its deliberately diverse cast.

Something that was really important to us was to have a global cast, says producer Deborah Snyder. Being on Netflix, the majority of the audience is international. Theres no reason the cast should be all American, all white. And it was really important for us, and me especially, that the women are as strong as their male counterparts. Thats something that Ive been striving for, especially in action and genre. Their characters have depth.

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