By: John M Jerva
With the Release the Snyder Cut movement at a fever pitch with even Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot chiming in on the matter, Zack Snyder disciples are eagerly awaiting to see what the popular filmmaker has up his sleeves for his long awaited return to the Zombie genre with the Netflix original film Army Of The Dead which features Dave Bautista and his elite crew taking on an army of the undead as they stage a daring Vegas heist during an outbreak of walkers.
Well, the film sounds a whole more killer as actress-stuntwoman Samantha Win, who plays the role of Chambers in the film, talked about all the glorious carnage we can expect from the film when it hits later this year. Win started training in Jiu-Jitsu when she was just four years old and has gone on to win several Wushu championships throughout the years.
The actress was a guest on Whistlekick Martial Arts Radio where she talked about the Snyder film in great detail.
In the interview, Win talked about her favorite martial arts film first which just happens to be just about everyone’s favorite:
“I really appreciate what THE RAID did for the industry part of it, because I’m personally a fan of that violent style of fighting on camera and it’s the most fun to be able to perform. I really like THE RAID for those reasons. I feel like it opened up this genre of real violent, long takes of fighting and, just as an actor, a performer, it’s so fun to be able to do that. I’m glad that it’s becoming a little bit more mainstream and you get to experience that, because there’s nothing like it on set when you get to do a whole sequence and you get to live it fully all the way through. Maybe 20 kills or something, as opposed to punch-punch-cut, punch-kick-punch-cut, slash-slash-cut. It’s like in wushu. I would do a minute and 30 second routines, so I like being able to do the whole thing and getting that adrenaline rush, and you really feel it in your bones. So I like that because of THE RAID.”
After that Win compared that film’s long take action sequences and likened it to her newest project and said, “On my last project, I got to do a couple of really long takes of things like that, and there’s just nothing that compares to it. Especially because you need more people for longer takes too, and with more people who are just as involved as you are, there’s this energy that just can’t be replicated when you get to live through the whole thing like that.”
Now the movie in question is, of course, Army Of The Dead and she elaborated even more on the Netflix flick.
“I’m pretty excited about that, and I’m pretty excited there was a lot of weaponry in it, like gun handling that we got to do training for. Not a whole lot has been released about story or details yet, so can’t talk too much about it, but the kind of training that we got to do was something new for myself. We had a couple SEALs going over rifle and pistol work with us, and anything involving zombies is just going to be super fun. Probably one of my favorite experiences on that was, in one of the sequences, I don’t know how much I’m allowed to talk about yet, but it’s nice discovering some UFC fighters that were there and I had no idea they were there. But zombies is just such a genre that’s fun for people. Why wouldn’t you be there if you could be there? So, it was really neat to me. Yeah, a lot of fun. I hate how vague I have to be.”
So we have Navy SEALs, UFC fighters and Bautista himself mowing down countless numbers of the undead so something tells me that I will be watching this film on a regular basis once it hits.
Official Synopsis: “ARMY OF THE DEAD is an adventure film that takes place after a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, where a man assembles a group of mercenaries to take the ultimate gamble: venturing into the quarantined zone to pull off the greatest heist ever attempted.”
Starring along with Bautista and Win are Ella Purnell, Ana De La Reguera, Huma Qureshi, Raúl Castillo, Omari Hardwick, Chris D’Elia, Hiroyuki Sanada, Nora Arnezeder, Matthias Schweighöfer, Rich Cetrone, and Garret Dillahunt.
Snyder helms the movie and produces as well alongside Deborah Snyder and Wesley Coller. Check out the full interview with Win here.
Army Of The Dead hits Netflix later this year. Keep it locked and loaded right here for first look footage!