Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is coming to theaters a week before Netflix

Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is coming to theaters a week before Netflix

Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead is coming to theaters a week before Netflix

Netflix is taking a totally different route for its new Zack Snyder-directed zombie heist film, Army of the Dead. Moderately than skip theaters and drop the new thriller instantly in subscribers’ laps and houses, the firm has reached an settlement with theater chains to display screen the film a week early beginning Might 14th in round 600 theaters, in accordance to Selection.

That’s Netflix’s widest US launch but for one of its function tasks, and it positions the movie and the firm to seize summer time theatergoers’ consideration and {dollars} proper as screens are starting to reopen throughout the nation, and newly vaccinated movie followers really feel snug sufficient to watch how they used to. Selection says Netflix has partnered with Cinemark, Alamo Drafthouse, iPic, Landmark, Harkins, and Cinépolis theaters to make the launch occur. Cinemark will reportedly display screen Army of the Dead in 200 of its theaters.

As compared to a conventional blockbuster launch that may attain 1000’s of theaters, 600 might sound minor, however this is Netflix, a firm that’s normally scorned the conventional theatrical launch mannequin. Theaters sometimes need a 90-day window for theatrical releases so that folks have a cause to go see a film in individual. This is why Warner Bros.’ same-day streaming and theater launch technique on HBO Max movies stirred up a lot controversy. Theaters want a cause for folks to present up, particularly throughout the pandemic after they’re at their most susceptible. Streaming companies may not really feel so beneficiant.

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Previous main Netflix releases have solely chosen to display screen in theaters to qualify for awards like the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards, and have generally struggled to discover cinemas that wished to play ball. Roma, which gained Finest International Language Movie at the 91st Academy Awards, was solely proven in round 250 theaters, in accordance to The New York Occasions. Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman acquired a restricted launch in eight theaters initially and hit round 550 theaters at its widest.

There’s solely Army of the Dead’s trailer to go off of, however capturing for one thing nearer to a large blockbuster summer time launch appears to make sense for a zombie film. It could possibly be enjoyable!

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