The Wrap reports Sweetbitter star Ella Purnell is joining Dave Bautista in Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead.
Fifteen years after directing 2014’s Dawn of the Dead remake, Zack Snyder is set to helm another film that takes place during a zombie apocalypse titled Army of the Dead. The film, which is one of the first projects Zack Snyder took on with his company, The Stone Quarry, since exiting DC’s Justice League, stars Dave Bautista of Guardians of the Galaxy fame and now Ella Pureness will join the cast as the daughter of Bautista’s character. Ella Purnell’s previous credits include Kick-Ass 2, Maleficent, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
In addition to Purnell, Ana De La Reguera (Everything, Everything, Goliath), Theo Rossi (Luke Cage, Sons of Anarchy) and Huma Qureshi (Gangs of Wasseypur) have also boarded the project in undisclosed roles.
Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is just one of the many projects Dave Bautista has lined up, which include Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
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“The adventure 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.”
Directed by Zack Snyder from a script he co-wrote with Shay Hatten (Joby Harold wrote the original screenplay), Army of the Dead stars Dave Bautista and Ella Purnell. Deborah Snyder in on board as a producer alongside Wesley Coller.
Army of the Dead will be released on Netflix in 2020.
Source: The Wrap
New ‘Dark Phoenix’ Character Posters Featuring Sophie Turner & More Revealed
New character posters for 20th Century Fox's next X-Men film Dark Phoenix feature Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender and more.
This Summer, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series will take another shot at trying to adapt the classic Marvel Comics story "The Dark Phoenix Saga" by Chris Claremont. With Dark Phoenix's release date fast approaching, IGN has revealed new posters featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey, Michael Fassbender's Magneto and more characters from the movie.
You can check out the first character poster featuring Sophie Turner's Jean Grey below and click "Next" to scroll through the gallery.
Veteran X-Men producer Simon Kinberg makes his directorial debut with Dark Phoenix in addition to producing the film with Hutch Parker, Lauren Schuler Donner and Todd Hallowell. Dark Phoenix is expected to be Fox's final X-Men film featuring the core X-Men cast in the cinematic universe launched by director Bryan Singer in 2000 with the Disney-Fox merger now complete.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain. Here's the film's synopsis:
“This is the story of one of the X-Men’s most beloved characters, Jean Grey, as she evolves into the iconic DARK PHOENIX. During a life-threatening rescue mission in space, Jean is hit by a cosmic force that transforms her into one of the most powerful mutants of all. Wrestling with this increasingly unstable power as well as her own personal demons, Jean spirals out of control, tearing the X-Men family apart and threatening to destroy the very fabric of our planet. The film is the most intense and emotional X-Men movie ever made. It is the culmination of 20 years of X-Men movies, as the family of mutants that we’ve come to know and love must face their most devastating enemy yet — one of their own.”
Dark Phoenix is set to hit theaters on June 7, 2019. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the future of the X-Men.