Dave Bautista (‘Army of the Dead’): “It would have been a disaster if we didn’t have great chemistry.
Zack Snyder’s new zombie movie opens in select theaters on May 14. Netflix will arrive on May 21.
Army of the Dead is a zombie movie. Also one of the robberies. And an emotionally charged story. In the new Zack Snyder story, a group of people led by a man named Scott Ward head in to steal money from a casino’s strong room. It is not an easy task. Long ago, a zombie outbreak led to a wall surrounding the area. Also, the undead that is in it is not what we are used to: they are fast and they are organized. For his new film in the zombie genre after Dawn of the Dead (2004), Snyder has created a cast headed by Dave Bautista .”We were a diverse cast and it would have been a disaster if we had not had great chemistry,” says the actor at the global conference with the film team in which has been present. Army of the Dead will open in select theaters on May 14 and hit Netflix on May 21.
Bautista, who has already shown his comic skills and his ability for action as Drax in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, gets into the shoes of a man who, in addition to robbing a casino surrounded by zombies, tries to reconnect with his daughter Kate, with whom you have a distant relationship. And that has made him play a role with an important emotional charge. Despite being the protagonist of the story, Bautista does not believe that the plot of his character “eclipse the stories of others.” And that’s in part thanks to Snyder’s direction. “Zack makes sure we all have our moments to shine,” says the actor.
“That’s what attracted me to the script in the first place,” admits Kate Ella Purnell’s role-playmaker about the relationship between father and daughter in the film. Is this the best time for Kate and Scott to find out their feelings in a situation full of zombies? Probably not. It’s very interesting.”
THE “DREAM” OF WORKING WITH ZACK SNYDER.
“All good things must be credited to Zack. He took the camera every day and was there, prepared and sweaty,” says Bautista about his experience working with the director. “It’s very comforting to have someone with us roasting in the sun. I hadn’t experienced it before in a movie. “The actor also stressed that he had wanted to work with the director for a long time.
Bautista is not the only one for whom filming Army of the Dead was a great experience. His co-stars Theo Rossi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Huma Qureshi, and Garret Dillahunt support the protagonist’s words. “It’s like a dream,” says Dillahunt of working with Snyder. “I have a lot of friends who have worked with Zack, like Jason Momoa, and they have a lot of great things to say about Zack and Deborah [Snyder],” he adds. “Zack brings out the best in every actor in every scene. He’s always imagining and editing in his head,” says Qureshi.
Snyder, the producer of the film and partner of Zack Snyder, has acknowledged that she is very proud of what they have achieved with Army of the Dead: “I am very proud of this film. We have had a great team that we have been working with for years. The trust that people put in Zack and in us to protect them and have a safe space for people to be creative is not something we take lightly. I am very proud because it shows the love and cares that we put into it and I have many wanting people to see it.