Dave Bautista has just wrapped a deal to star in Netflix’s $70 million film, Army of the Dead, Deadline reports.
Helmed by director Zack Snyder, and scripted by Snyder and Shay Hatten, the zombie heist movie takes place during a zombie pandemic in Las Vegas, where a man gathers a crew of mercenaries who will make their way into the quarantined zone to pull off the ultimate heist. Zack and Deborah Snyder are also slated to produce.
Bautista is set to have quite the year. He’s making his comeback as Drax in the wildly anticipated Avengers: Endgame and will also star in the Fox/Disney film Stuber. He and his manager, Jonathan Meisner, are producing the film My Spy, which doesn’t yet have a date, but had its trailer debut at CinemaCon. Bautista is also joining forces with his Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve to shoot Dune.
Bautista's Drax will return in the third installation of Guardians of the Galaxy, with James Gunn back in the writer-director's chair. Last summer, news emerged that Gunn would no longer lead the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy threequel after a slew of old offensive tweets resurfaced. Following his departure, Bautista threatened to leave the franchise.
However, Walt Disney Studios reinstated Gunn mid-March, convinced by his public apology and the way he handled the situation afterward.