San Diego Comic-Con is well known for its surprises, and while this year’s iteration has been dominated by a new photo of Ben Affleck as Batman with his adorable little ears, there’s one really cool collaboration that blends the music, comic book, and video game worlds. As a preview for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Unity, metal legend and horror master Rob Zombie has teamed up with The Walking Dead artist Tony Moore to create an animated film about the French Revolution, which is the setting for the upcoming video game. Given the people involved, it’s no shock that the short is visually stunning and crazy bloody.
“My partner on the project, poster artist Angryblue, was actually the first on board, and he and New Science reached out to me for someone with more of a story-focused background,” Moore tells SPIN, referencing Zombie. “I was excited as hell, and jumped right on it. I had done some cover work for Rob Zombie’s Spookshow International comics years ago, and I knew a team up with Rob would be fun, and on a story that was literally about people in fancy clothes getting their heads cut off, who could say no? Rob’s script gave me plenty of stuff to really sink my teeth into, and room to interpret things my own way. I definitely think the end result reflects the fun we had doing it.”
So, for those of you who like beheadings, hard rock, and history, enjoy the film above. Assassin’s Creed Unity is due out October 28. Catch the behind-the-scenes below.