Dave Bautista to Star in “Army of the Dead”

Dave Bautista. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9640561rs)

The former bodybuilder and martial artist has joined Army of the Dead. 

Dave Bautista has inked a deal with Netflix and will star in the Zack Snyder-helmed zombie film. Snyder’s directorial credits include Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Man of Steel.

According to Variety, Shay Hatten and Snyder are penning the screenplay from Snyder’s story. The film follows a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when a group of mercenaries take the ultimate gamble, venturing into the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.

Producing the $70 million-budget film are Snyder and Deborah Snyder. Overseeing the project for the streaming giant are Ori Marmur and Andrew Norman.

You can seee Bautista next as Drax in Avengers: Endgame, which opens April 26.