June 24, 2016 – As we near the July 4th opening of “The Walking Dead” attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood, we’re excited to share another behind-the-scenes video featuring Greg Nicotero, executive producer and director of AMC’s hit-show “The Walking Dead.”
Universal Studios Hollywood recruited Executive Producer and Director of AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and actors who portray Walkers on the hit television series to lead “Walker Boot Camp” as the theme park continues its preparation for the July 4th opening of its all-new permanent daytime attraction, inspired by AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
Nicotero and “real” walkers lead the “Walker Boot Camp” as they put a cast of actors through the rigors of how to be a walker– move like a walker, stalk prey like a walker, walk like a walker and remain in character like a walker. Every walker nuance was exposed from proper body posture to the juxtaposition of predator versus prey.
“The Walking Dead” attraction will be a real-life interpretation of AMC’s award-winning television series. To elevate its authenticity, Universal Studios Hollywood is partnering with “The Walking Dead’s” creative team, including visionary executive producer and director, Greg Nicotero and his special effects company, KNB Efx. Nicotero’s team, responsible for masterfully creating the show’s realistic decaying walkers, will construct prosthetics, utilize original molds and painstakingly apply paint and detailing to the attraction walkers.