The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia announced its partnership with KNB EFX Group, Inc. and its founder Greg Nicotero. In addition to being Executive Producer and Director on AMC’s hit TV show The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero is the Special Effects Make-Up designer. He is also the force behind Special Effects Make-up for TV shows and movies such as Oz: The Great and Powerful, Sin City 2, Breaking Bad, Kill Bill, and Predators just to name a few.
With their work on AMC’s The Walking Dead, Greg Nicotero and his KNB EFX team have deep experience creating some of the most incredible zombies in the industry. Founded in 1988, they have become one of the most prolific Special Make-up Effects Studios in Hollywood. Greg and his KNB EFX make-up artists provided the zombie transformations through its award-winning make-up artistry last summer at The Walking Dead Escape: San Diego event during San Diego Comic-Con. One look at Nicotero’s creations for the undead and The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia participants will know they are in for a zombie experience like no other!
The Walking Dead Escape is a partnership between Robert Kirkman’s Skybound and Ruckus Sports, LLC. Kirkman is the creator and writer of The Walking Dead Eisner Award-winning comic book series and graphic novels and Executive Producer/writer of the hit AMC TV series based upon his work.
There are three ways to participate in this epic adventure. Participants can be a Survivor and race through the zombie infested evacuation zone; a Walker who becomes one of the undead, embracing the inevitable; or a Spectator who watches the apocalypse from sidelines at the Escape Party. The KNB EFX team will transform those who sign up to be Walkers into the most terrifying zombies to grace Philadelphia. Registration is now open at www.TheWalkingDeadEscape.com.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have Greg’s KNB EFX team on board once again for The Walking Dead Escape, this time in South Philly at the Wells Fargo Center,” said event producer Liam Brenner. “People who sign up to be Walkers will have the opportunity to be completely transformed into zombies by make-up artists who have learned directly from the leader in the Special Make-up Effects industry. It’s really a chance of a lifetime!”
Skybound.com’s The Walking Dead Escape: Philadelphia is unlike any obstacle course event in the U.S., expanding on the best-selling The Walking Dead comic book series and graphic novel storylines, allowing Survivors and Walkers to explore the initial days of the apocalypse.
Survivors will climb, crawl and slide in an effort to avoid confrontation by hordes of Walkers, while achieving the ultimate adventure on The Walking Dead-themed obstacle course. The Walking Dead Escape is not a race, and Survivors are not timed, but the end is near, and they must move swiftly. If they’re lucky, Survivors will reach the decontamination zone at the end where it will be determined if they have been infected.
For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.thewalkingdeadescape.com.