THE ORPHANAGE Producers Adapting Alan Roberts' Graphic Novel CRAWL TO ME
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 Manus Entertainment.
Victor Garcia is repped by Mike Goldberg/New Wave.
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