Official Press Release
San Diego, CA (July 19, 2013) – The Orphanage producer Rodar y Rodar has teamed up with Crawl to Me creator Alan Robert and his producing partners Jeff Mazzola (Descent) and Chris White (My Super Psycho Sweet 16 franchise) to adapt the critically acclaimed IDW Publishing graphic novel.
Victor Garcia, who helmed the upcoming Gallows Hill (starring Twilight’s Peter Facinelli), is in the director’s chair for the character-driven psychological horror film with a screenplay penned by TJ Cimfel and David White. Glenn Allen, Co-Founder/VFX Producer of Emmy-award winning Brainstorm Digital (Boardwalk Empire) is on board as VFX Supervisor. Producers aim to shoot interiors on a sound stage in Spain, where Rodar is based, and exteriors in Canada.
In 2011, the Crawl to Me comic book miniseries, written and illustrated by Robert, was published by award-winning IDW. The series was later collected into a graphic novel and sold out within days of its January 2012 release. IDW followed up its success with three more editions: an oversized hardcover Evil Edgar Edition, and two more top-shelf versions through their IDW Limited division.
The film takes place in an isolated country town during the frigid winter months. It centers on a young family as they cope with a series of disturbing events that force them to question their relationship, their faith and their very existence.
“Being a part of the process in making this film a reality has been an amazing journey for me,” said Robert. “We’ve built a team of incredibly talented people around this project who are all super passionate about telling this story. The dark subject matter is extremely delicate and had to be handled right. It is in excellent hands.” Robert recently announced his fourth partnership with IDW to publish his next horror series The Shunned One in 2014.
Alan Robert is repped by David Saunders/APA.
TJ Cimfel and David White are repped by Marc Manus Entertainment.
Victor Garcia is repped by Mike Goldberg/New Wave.
About Alan Robert
Alan Robert is best known for being the primary songwriter and bassist for the respected hard-rock group Life of Agony for over two decades. LOA recorded several studio albums for Epic/Sony and Roadrunner Records, developing a cult following in the process. The band has shared the stage with the biggest names in rock, including Metallica, Black Sabbath, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The group went on to headline to audiences as large as 500,000 in Europe and sold over one million albums worldwide.
In recent years, Robert has made quite the name for himself in the world of comics with three critically acclaimed series under his belt: Wire Hangers (2010), Crawl to Me (2011), and Killogy (2012). Robert broke new ground with Killogy by weaving actual celebrity personas into its fictitious premise. The series depicted stars Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), and Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter) fighting for their lives in post-apocalyptic New York. Robert recently announced his latest series The Shunned One for a 2014 release through IDW.