It must be “first look week.” We saw some new images from the upcoming adaptation of Uncharted yesterday, and today, we have first looks at Netflix‘s Army of the Dead and Blumhouse‘s Halloween Kills.
New production images have been released for Army of the Dead, which you can view above. (Click the images to see them larger.) The images are courtesy of Entertainment Weekly (if the huge watermark wasn’t a dead giveaway).
Both images feature star Dave Bautista. The one on the right shows the actor alongside the rest of his team of zombie hunters. The picture on the left shows him and Ella Purnell’s Kate Ward deep in conversation. Army of the Dead has been described as a heist film set against a zombie apocalypse. That sounds fairly original, so I may actually have to check this film out. No word yet on when the Zack Snyder-directed film will begin streaming on Netflix, but with the marketing beginning to ramp up, I would wager sometime within the next few months. Heck, Netflix may release it in April after Zack Snyder’s Justice League releases on HBO Max to build off of that film’s buzz.
Total Film has released the above image during their exclusive with director David Gordon Green on Halloween Kills. Green revealed that the upcoming horror sequel is “about the creation of fear.” He explained:
“It’s one thing to be afraid of the Bogey Man, to have someone who might be in the closet, under the bed, creeping around your house… But we wanted to explore next was confusion, misinformation, and paranoia. What happens when fear goes viral? You can’t just stick your head under the covers any more.”
Interesting angle to be taking, and one that will hopefully help the sequel differentiate it from its predecessors.
Halloween Kills (as of now) hits theaters October 15, 2021.
What do you think of the images? Excited for either of these films?