This Zombie Heist Thriller Is the New #1 Movie on Netflix

The newest release from Netflix looks like The Walking Dead meets Ocean's Eleven and we are so on board.

Army of the Dead is the latest film from director Zack Snyder (300), and it follows a group of soldiers attempting to steal money from a Las Vegas casino, but there's one tiny catch: They have to get past a sea of vicious zombies.

The heist thriller was released in select theaters on May 14, and it just hit Netflix this weekend before quickly jumping into the #1 spot. Check out the trailer below.

In the clip, we see our leads battle a mass of the undead who look like they don't play around. "They're not what you think they are. They're smarter. They're faster. They're organized," one character says.

Netflix's official synopsis reads: “Following a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”

The cast is led by former WWE wrestler and Avengers star Dave Bautista. He is joined by Ella Purnell (Churchill), Omari Hardwick (The A-Team), Ana de la Reguera (Eastbound & Down), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy), Matthias Schweighöfer (Valkyrie), Nora Arnezeder (Riviera), Raúl Castillo (Looking) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Westworld).

Army of the Dead is based on a story by director Zack Snyder, and he wrote the screenplay along with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold. Snyder also produced the film with his wife, Deborah, as well as Wesley Coller.

We know what we'll be watching this weekend. And there's apparently already a prequel in the works, so we will hopefully have more zombie mayhem to enjoy in the near future.

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