Director Zack Snyder has made it clear that he is taking a different approach to the zombies in his film Army of the Dead, which will be available to watch on the Netflix streaming service as of May 1st. Not only does the trailer have some zombie tiger action, but Snyder has also revealed that there are different types of zombies in the movie. Shamblers, Alphas… and even ROBOT zombies.
I had the idea from the beginning that these zombies were going to embody an evolution, that they were on their way to becoming something else, not stagnant like the zombies we re used to. It was a way to make them fresh, while still delivering the zombie in some ways. I really wanted this sort of weird ambiguity to their origins – which, of course, we’ll explore in the animated series Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. And without giving away too much… if you pay close attention, there’s a number of zombies that are clearly not zombies. You see normal zombies and then you see some robot zombies.
You ll learn in the movie the why of it because it s very specific about why certain zombies are Shamblers and certain zombies are Alphas. Zeus Richard Cetrone is their main guy, and the Zombie Queen Athena Perample, they have this kind of primitive way of communicating. I m not even sure how it works, but it’s very much from the animal kingdom.
Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Huma Qureshi, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Tig Notaro, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Garret Dillahunt, and Samantha Win star. As Snyder mentioned, Richard Cetrone and Athena Perample are also in the cast.