Been jonesing for your big-screen zombie fix? Those fortunate to live in NYC can now catch Zack Snyder’s epic Army of the Dead at the Paris Theater (4 West 48th Street), where it will run through May 25. Then starting this Friday, Cinemark, one of the nation’s largest theater chains, will unspool the Netflix-produced film at 200 locations. This marks Army of the Dead as the first of the streamer’s films to land a wide release at a major theater chain. Besides Cinemark, AOTD will also play at roughly 600 theaters in total, including, iPic, Landmark, Alamo Drafthouse, Harkins, Cinépolis and Brooklyn’s comfy Nighthawk cinemas. The Dawn of the Dead remake director’s return to action-packed horror will then shuffle to Netflix on May 21.
Written by Snyder (taking a break from the DC Universe), Shay Hatten and Joby Harold, Army of the Dead finds a group of mercenaries trying to pull off the ultimate heist in a quarantined, zombie-infested Las Vegas. The movie, which clocks in at nearly 2 hours and 30 minutes, stars Dave Bautista, Ella Purnell, Omari Hardwick, Ana de la Reguera, Theo Rossi, Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Arnezeder, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro, Raúl Castillo, Huma Qureshi, Samantha Win and Fear the Walking Dead’s Garret Dillahunt. Place your bets now!