Actor Dave Bautista says he always wanted to act in a zombie film, a wish his upcoming film Army of the Dead has fulfilled.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star is headlining the Netflix movie starring Justice League director Zack Snyder.
Bautista said he has been an avid fan of the zombie genre, so much so that he tried to get a part on AMC’s popular post-apocalyptic horror series The Walking Dead.
“I’m a zombie fan. I tried to walk the Walking Dead for years. I said I would come and play a zombie for free, but he said, ‘You are too big’, the 52-year-old actor told Empire magazine.
The army of the dead is set after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, when mercenaries gamble the ultimate, reaching the quarantine zone to pull off the greatest heir ever made.
“For me to sign up, there must have been something special about a zombie movie. The thing that sets us apart is the successor. But there is a whole bunch of different layers to this film, ”Batista said of the film.
It also stars Ella Purnell, Huma Qureshi, Ana de la Reguera, Garrett Dillahunt, Raul Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tig Notaro and Matthias Schweghofer.