Army of the Dead Scene with Full Frontal Zombie Nudity Didnt Make Final Cut: Its Too Much – IndieWire

Zack Snyders upcoming Netflix zombie epic Army of the Dead boasts an R rating, but even the filmmaker knows theres a limit to what he can do on screen. Case in point: Theres one sequence Snyder removed from Army of the Dead because it pushed the boundary too far. The director recently answered yes when asked by The Sunday Times if any idea for the film crossed a line, adding, We had a sequence where one of the male strippers had a huge penis with a bite taken out of it. We thought that was too much.

A zombie penis will not appear in Army of the Dead, but zombified animals such as a horse and a tiger will be getting screen time. As reported last month, the films VFX team created a zombie tiger named Valentine by using a real tiger from the sanctuary owned by the infamous Tiger King subject Carole Baskin. Snyders VFX team spent a week at Baskins sanctuary studying a tiger so that Valentine would act as lifelike as possible in the film.

Army of the Dead follows a group of mercenaries who plot a heist on a Las Vegas casino during a zombie outbreak. Dave Bautista leads an ensemble that also includesTheo Rossi, Tig Notaro, Garret Dillahunt, Ral Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Matthias Schweighfer, Ella Purnell, and Ana de la Reguera. For Snyder, Army is a return to the zombie genre after his feature directorial debut Dawn of the Dead. That film was a remake of George A. Romeros movie of the same name, and Snyder is once again applying Romeros mindset to his latest zombie project.

George Romero said it was all social commentary, Snyder told The Sunday Times. And we felt obliged to do that with this movie. Editorialize a little bit and zombie movies are a great place to talk about us as a people. Ours is a monster movie where the monster is us. It is a social movie more than a science movie the science is pretty iffy!

Snyder also wanted to push his zombies into new territory. A subset of the undead in Army of the Dead have advanced to the point of being able to open doors and organize into groups. The director said, I wanted to endeavor, like any good villain, to make the zombies as sympathetic as possible. I want to get you on Team Zombie.

Army of the Dead will open in select theaters May 14 before streaming May 21 on Netflix.

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