Although right now she's best known for serving up the undead on AMC's "The Walking Dead", Gale Anne Hurd sure seems to be rather fond of those extraterrestrials. Variety reports that the mega-producer (who of course produced the one and only ALIENS with James Cameron) and her Valhalla Entertainment have commenced work on a live-action version of GAIKING, a Japanese anime from the 70s that deals with a threat from beyond the stars. Check out the promo poster to the right.
GAIKING is centered on on young man recruited to serve as the lead pilot of a super robot Gaiking to fend off an alien race intent on taking over Earth.
Hurd will be lead producer and Yoshi Ikezawa of Toei Animation and Joseph Chou will also produce. Toei, the largest animation production company in Japan, will co-produce.
For Hurd, this is the third big alien-based project she has set up recently. The producer also has "Horizon" - a WWII outer space invasion tale - set up at the USA network, while also teaming with AMC again for "Area 51," which centers on the famed supposed UFO crash site.