The zombie tiger, called Valentine, ended up being one of the highlights of Army of the Dead and even before the release of this Zack Snyder directorial, had garnered considerable attention.
Netflix has released a new behind-the-scenes video from Army of the Dead. The featurette focuses on how the famous zombie tiger was brought to, um, life by the VFX artists.
The zombie tiger, called Valentine, ended up being one of the highlights of the movie and even before the release of this Zack Snyder directorial, had garnered considerable attention.
Never let it be said that Zack Snyder lacks ideas. The Army of the Dead director follows his muse wherever it goes, like the time he tried to write a sequel to 300 but it just turned into Alexander the Great yaoi. He also innovated in the zombie sphere with his latest opus for Netflix. These zombies fuck.
Speaking to Esquire, Snyder confirmed that the zombie fetus in Army of the Dead is the product of zombie sex. “I believe that some zombie love happened, some sweet zombie lovemaking,” he said. “I don’t know if it was sweet. It was probably pretty aggressive.” Snyder added that the zombie baby was proof that the alphas are evolving beyond the need for humans as meat or fodder to create more alphas. “They’re like a better us,” he said. “They’re no longer destroying their environment. They’re not fighting with each other. They’re less bad for everybody. They’re less toxic.”
Marcus Taormina, the VFX supervisor on Army of the Dead, details in the video how the unique emaciated, matted look of the undead feline was achieved. While the makers wanted the tiger to look strong and well-muscled, there was also a need to make it appear emaciated.