American actor-wrestler Dave Bautista has closed a deal with Netflix to star in an upcoming movie "Army of the Dead".
The zombie thriller thriller is directed by Zack Snyder, who has already directed such films as "Justice League" and "Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice" and "Man of Steel," Variety said.
Shay Hatten and Snyder are writing the screenplay for the upcoming film, set in a zombie epidemic in Las Vegas, when a group of mercenaries takes over, venturing into the quarantine zone to bring out the biggest hit ever.
The main photograph of the film is scheduled for the end of this year.
Snyder made his directorial debut with & # 39; Dawn of the Dead & # 39; about 15 years ago. The film was a remake of the 1978 George A. Romero film and starred with Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Jake Weber and Mekhi Phifer. He earned $ 102 million worldwide with a budget of $ 25 million.
He brought Snyder and Joby Harold to write a sequel for "Dawn of the Dead", but was eventually cleaned up in 2012. "Army of the Dead" is not a sequel to "Dawn of the Dead".
In addition to this film, Bautista will resume his role as Drax in the highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, which will be released on April 26th of this year. He also starred in the Fox comedy "Stuber", which will hit theaters on July 12 and the comedy STX "My Spy", which debuted the trailer this week. The actor is also filming for "Dune".