As we previously reported, Universal Studios Hollywood have long been planning an immersive new horror attraction based on AMC’s zombie super-hit The Walking Dead.
Fans – who maybe want to get a bit closer to the gory action – can rejoice as, from July 4th onward, their brand-new themed attraction based on the TV series will be unveiled to the public.
A short, behind-the-scenes video, which you can watch for yourself below, gives an all-too-fleeting glimpse at the attraction, with executive producer/director Greg Nicotero teasing how guests can “come face-to-face with walkers”.
Nicotero worked extensively with Universal Studios to “make the attraction as 100 per cent authentic as possible”, even using specially-designed moulds and fully-functioning animatronics to make it as realistic, and immersive, as they could.
The press release for Universal’s The Walking Dead attraction should further whet gorehounds’ appetites:
To ensure authenticity of the attraction, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with The Walking Dead’s creative team, including Greg Nicotero and KNB Efx to develop prosthetics, utilize original molds and painstakingly apply paint and detailing to attraction walkers. The integral involvement of the creative team will not only inspire the emotional connection fans experience, it will be among the attraction’s key distinguishing characteristics that will define it as a living representation of the show.
Coupled with authentic walker make-up effects, sophisticated animatronic walkers, substantially more detailed set design and costuming, and highly recognizable props replicated from the series, “The Walking Dead” attraction will deliver an uncompromised realistic environment that brings guests even further into the most watched show in cable television history.
Check out the tantalising behind-the-scenes look at the attraction below.