Dave Bautista is Set To Star in Zack Snyder's ARMY OF THE DEAD
As director Zack Snyder is preparing to start production on his zombie heist movie, Army of the Dead, he cast Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista to star in the movie.
The story is set amid “a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, during which a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.“
I imagine that Bautista will be the brains behind the adventurous and dangerous heist. The movie is being produced by Netflix and has a budget of $70 million.
Snyder created the story for the film, and the script is being written by Snyder and Shay Hatten. When previously talking about the project, Snyder said:
“I love to honor canon and the works of art, but this is the opportunity to find a purely joyful way to express myself though a genre. It will be the most kick-ass, self-aware — but not in a wink-to-the-camera way — balls-to-the-wall zombie freakshow that anyone has ever seen. No one’s ever let me completely loose [like this].”
He went on to talk about being energized by the project, saying:
“I love big action, I love big sequences. My movie brain starts clicking around and I was like, ‘We need to be shooting this now!’ Constructing these sequences really fired me up.
“When the movie gets super big, you get pushed away from the camera. And in the last few years I’ve had a reconnection with photography. This movie will be a chance to get the camera in hand."
The concept for this project is awesome, and the fact that Bautista has jumped on board to star in it is a big plus!