Director Richard Raaphorst’s genre-smashing “Frankenstein’s Army” is invading San Diego Comic-Con before its debut on VOD next week, and we’ve got an exclusive look at one of the film’s mighty “zombots.”
When (literally) assembling an army of living dead man-machine soldiers, you want to use every part at your disposal: a piece of wiring here, some sheet metal there — the entire front of a bomber. The hammer-wielding Propellerhead is one of the many fusions of man and machine to make their way into the WWII-set horror/action film, and you get to see what he looks like in the flesh (and steel) after the jump.
Here’s how the production team describes the mighty Propellerhead:
Olaf Baer was told that his size would come in handy one day… but unfortunately for the young Austrian, his enormous girth destroyed his dreams of being a Luftwaffe pilot. After less than an hour on the front lines, the lumbering young man was hit by a rain of Allied gunfire so fierce that it decapitated him where he cowered. Olaf’s remains were quickly smuggled away by the doctor, who had been seeking a frame large enough to accommodate his latest wild invention: a functional petrol-fueled propeller.
Unknowingly fulfilling Olaf’s aeronautic dream, Frankenstein fused rotating blades to his headless shoulders – creating the terrifying beast forever remembered as Propellerhead.
From the “Frankenstein’s Army” official synopsis:
In the waning days ofWorld War II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemyterritory. Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, they discover that a mad scientist (Hellboy’s Karel Roden) conducts experiments to fuse flesh and steel, creating an unstoppable army of undead soldiers. Leaderless and faced with dissention amongst their dwindling ranks, they must find the courage to face down an altogether new menace – or die trying.
“Frankenstein’s Army” is coming to VOD July 26.