Zombie Army movie incoming?
Rebellion and Rebellion VFX, an internal studio within Rebellion, have revealed a new short film today based on the Zombie Army franchise.
The short, titled ‘Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead’ was created using Virtual Production techniques as well as using existing assets from the Zombie Army franchise. It all comes together to create a really convincing look that wouldn’t be out of place as a full-length feature film.
He Sun, Head of Rebellion VFX, said: “We are extremely proud of the ZOMBIE ARMY short film. It showcases a unique way of working, utilizing existing assets and powering the creation with video game engines to empower a new kind of storytelling. We hope that fans of the Zombie Army franchise enjoy the new short film.”
“How creatives use these tools is completely up to them. They can create a vision that sits alongside the existing storylines or create something completely unique and separate,” continued He Sun.
“The truly incredible thing as a creative is the immediacy of the process. Traditionally you would be waiting hours, perhaps days, to see your renders, but the beauty of working in game engine is that you are able to do everything on the fly, in real time. This allows you to constantly change and iterate to ensure you get the perfect result.”
Jason Kingsley, CEO of Rebellion, commented, “Rebellion VFX has created and showcased an incredible tool, not only for creating final releasable content, but also for pre-visualization and pitching. The process is so quick and cost-effective when compared to the traditional methods.”
“The team at Rebellion VFX is already working on several projects, both in video games and in film and TV, using this technology. This is not only on Rebellion-owned IP and licenses but also for third parties in all strands of the entertainment industry. The possibilities are endless and the quality is only going to improve over time.”