A U.S. military convoy transporting a shipment from Area 51 collides with a car on the highway, unleashing a zombie. It kills a number of soldiers while infecting two others. The zombies head to Las Vegas, infecting most of the city's population. After a failed military intervention, the government quarantines the city.
Casino owner Bly Tanaka and his associate Martin approach former mercenary Scott Ward about a job to recover $200 million from his casino vault before the military destroys the city with a tactical nuclear strike. Ward agrees and recruits his former teammates Maria Cruz and Vanderohe, along with helicopter pilot Marianne Peters, German safecracker Ludwig Dieter, and Chicano sharpshooter Mikey Guzman, who brings along his associate Chambers. Martin joins the team to give them access to the casino.
Dave Bautista as Scott Ward, a mercenary and founder of the mercenary group - Las Vengeance
Ella Purnell as Kate Ward, Scott's estranged daughter who works with the World Health Organization
Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe, a soldier
Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz, Scott's friend and a mechanic
Theo Rossi as Burt Cummings, an abusive security guard
Matthias Schweighöfer as Ludwig Dieter, a German safecracker
Nora Arnezeder as Lily, a Frenchwoman known as the Coyote
Hiroyuki Sanada as Bly Tanaka, a billionaire who orchestrates the heist
Garret Dillahunt as Martin, the right-hand man to Tanaka
Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters, a helicopter pilot tasked with transporting the team.
Raúl Castillo as Mikey Guzman, a sharpshooter
Huma Qureshi as Geeta, a refugee and single mother
Samantha Win as Chambers, Guzman's friend
Richard Cetrone as Zeus, the Alpha Zombie king
Athena Perample as The Queen, queen of the Alpha Zombies
Michael Cassidy as Sergeant Kelly, a U.S. convoy soldier
Army of the Dead is a 2021 American zombie heist film directed by Zack Snyder, with a screenplay by Snyder, Shay Hatten, and Joby Harold, based on an original story by Snyder. The film stars an ensemble cast consisting of Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi and Garret Dillahunt. The plot follows a group of soldiers who plan a Las Vegas casino heist amid a zombie apocalypse.
Army of the Dead was released in select theaters in the United States on May 14, 2021, and started streaming digitally on Netflix from May 21. The film received praise from critics for its action sequences, humor, and cast, but was criticized for its runtime and emotional tone.