Hot on the heels of yesterday's teaser artwork debut, the first official teaser trailer has arrived for Disney's Maleficent, starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, and Sharlto Copley. There's a whole lot of teasing going on around here!
Maleficent opens May 30, 2014. It is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse baby Aurora.
The cast includes Angelina Jolie (Wanted, Changeling), Sharlto Copley (District 9), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (Atonement), and Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies).
Directed by two-time Oscar-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland) in his directorial debut and produced by Joe Roth, Maleficent is written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) and executive produced by Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith, and Palak Patel. Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy Award-winning cinematographer Dean Semler (Dances with Wolves, In the Land of Blood and Honey), production designer Gary Freeman (Saving Private Ryan, The Bourne Supremacy), two-time Oscar nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (Schindler’s List, The Pianist), and seven-time Academy Award–winning makeup artist Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes, Men in Black).
A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal — an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant, Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom — and perhaps to Maleficent’s true happiness as well.
What happens when you mix splatterpunk icon John Skipp with a one-man surrealistic rock and roll band, two of the filmmakers behind Never Sleep Again, a go-go dancer who gives new meaning to the term "eye candy," and a mutant worm that has the need for speed?
You get magic of course, and that's exactly what the Andrew Kasch and John Skipp directed music video for The Slow Poisoner's new song "Hot Rod Worm" is. Yes, it's even wackier than you think! Buz "Danger Wallick" produces, with camera work from Justin Cruse.
The Slow Poisoner (alias of Andrew Goldfarb) is a one-man surrealistic rock and roll band hailing from San Francisco that has been playing the devil's music to audiences across America since 1996. One foot kicks a drum festooned with sleigh bells while his hands strangle a guitar, and through his crooked teeth emerge stories of rural paranoia and cosmic horror, with tongue in cheek and eyebrow raised.
Song topics include swamp women, creeping fungi, exotic diseases, headless chickens, and witches in woods. His sound is rootsy and weird, something akin to a cross between Johnny Cash and Alice Cooper or a hoedown on Mars; significant influences include Screamin' Jay Hawkins, The Cramps, Edgar Allan Poe, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimmie Rodgers, David Bowie, The Gun Club, Elvis Presley, and Iggy Pop.
Not to be confused with the filmmaking troupe of the same name, some new stills, a trailer, and artwork have arrived for Radio Silence (formerly On Air); and as always we have everything you need right here.
Marco J. Riedl and Carsten Vauth direct. Markus Knuefken, Charles Rettinghaus, Ronald Nitschke, and Jasmin Lord star.
Stalking the streets, serial killer "Nightslasher" is unstoppable. Hidden from the police and a threat to the public, only Doc Rock, a pirate radio show host, can bring him out of hiding.
Mocking the police for their failings in preventing these horrific murders, Doc Rock asks, "How hard can it be?" to stop the Nightslasher in his tracks. Shortly after, he has his answer when he is caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse as the killer phones in and places the death of his next victim on Doc Rock’s shoulders. The clock is ticking, and unless Doc Rock can find a way to stop him, the Nightslasher will strike again.
Doc Rock has to decide quickly how far he will go to save the life of another and if, like the killer, he is willing to stop at nothing.
A couple of days ago we told you about Henry Rollins' new project, He Never Died, and now through the power of internet wizardry, we have some artwork and the official plot details for ya!
Rollins is starring in indie horror-thiller He Never Died as Jack, who has prolonged life by buying stolen blood, until his criminal past come back to haunt him.
Shooting starts today in Toronto.
Grand Theft Auto 5 star Steven Ogg has come on board to co-star with Rollins. Jason Krawczyk, who also is directing, wrote the script with Rollins in mind for the lead. “He is the central cerebral reference for the role of Jack and the embodiment of the character,” Krawczyk said.
Rollins read the role a year ago and met Krawczyk and producer Zach Hagen of Alternate Ending Studio and “basically begged” for the opportunity to be involved, he said. “It’s one of the best scripts I’ve ever read,” he added. “As a character, Jack is perhaps far less than normal, which suits me very well. He’s not all that bad a guy, which is different. I don’t get many of those. He is in a very rare and strange situation, and I really want to be part of the action.”
Independent producer Adam J. Shully and 108 Media boarded the project as a financing partner and sales company during Toronto. Abhi Rastogi, CEO of 108 Media, said, “For us it’s an excellent intellectual property in the vein of Sin City with considerable transmedia potential. Our next step will be to develop a TV pilot.”
An exceptionally prolonged life brings depression and detachment. Jack buys stolen blood from a hospital intern, plays bingo, sleeps fourteen hours a day, watches television for six hours a day, and lives alone. This is his life – shelled away from social interactions. A fuse is lit when Jack's past comes back to rattle him. Jack must now sober up, trying to eat as few people as possible in this violent tale of responsibility and self-worth.
Know what's cool? When a fan comes up with something that's better than what we've gotten out of Hollywood pertaining to our favorite franchise. Take 19-year-old aspiring filmmakers Anne-Sophie Picard and Félix Corré's film Halloween: The Night She Doubted for example...
Watch the short below and then sound off with your thoughts in our comments section.
October 31st, Halloween. Mary, a Haddonfield Police Department student, receives a visit from her friend Nick. Over a discussion the topic deviates, and Mary admits to her friend that she’s working on the Michael Myers case… the famous serial killer.
It's kind of funny that out of all the millions of movies available on DVD and Blu-ray, the horror comedy This Is the End ended up being the final title rented at Blockbuster Video before officially closing its doors.
The news come from the Blockbuster Twitter account, which posted a picture of the final customer renting their final movie. Check it out below.
So, how do you guys feel about Blockbuster's departure? Personally, considering the opening of their chain basically put every cool-ass mom and pop video store out of business, I feel like justice has been served in some weird cosmic way. Sound off in our comments section below.
— Blockbuster (@blockbuster) November 11, 2013
Read our This is the End review!
Written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and starring Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill as themselves, This Is the End finds six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
This morning we have two more episodes to share of Infestation: Day One, a live action web series based on survival horror MMO Infestation: Survivor Stories. Let us know what you think of the series so far, and check back tomorrow for the final installments.
Infestation: Survivor Stories (formerly The War Z) is based five years in the future following a horrendous viral outbreak of apocalyptic proportions that destroyed 95% of the world’s population. Players must survive against all odds. Scavenge, defend yourself, band with others, or die in the process – your life is in your own hands.
Now comes Infestation: Day One, a live action web series that pays homage to scary movies of the past such as Evil Dead and also gives background on the game's zombie outbreak.
Related Story: See Episodes 1 and 2 of Infestation: Day One here!
It's written by Lana Titova and Michael Welch and directed by Titova. The cast includes Titova, Angela de Silva, Michael Lawson, Hugh McBride, Ron Slanina, Josh Butcher, and Kimberly Westbrook. Special effects are by Alexey Vlasov.
To learn more about the game itself, which was developed by Hammerpoint Interactive and published by OP Productions, visit the official Infestation: Survivor Stories website.
Christopher Rice Talks Setting His First Supernatural Novel in New Orleans, Mind Control, and More for The Heavens Rise
Christopher Rice avoided writing about the supernatural for years, but a character grabbed hold and wouldn't let go so he relented and penned The Heavens Rise. On top of that, he set it in a city he said he'd never return to in a novel...
In this video interview with Rice, he discusses why he waited so long to follow in his mother, Anne Rice's, supernatural footsteps; what happens to people experiencing mind control and possession in his story; why he returned to his beloved city of New Orleans for the setting of The Heavens Rise; and much more.
The book is available NOW!
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Rice returns to New Orleans in this supernatural novel featuring a group of teenagers who find themselves with mysterious and dangerous powers.
Deep in the swamps outside of New Orleans, Niquette Delongpre and her family uncover a well on their property—a well that has roots all the way down into the soils of the Mississippi River. A well that brings ancient things to the surface—things that should have stayed buried.
When Niquette is exposed to a small parasite, it triggers in her mysterious and dangerous powers. As she tries to come to grips with these new abilities and what they might mean for her future, she realizes that she is not alone. Someone else, someone who was exposed to the same mysterious parasite during a clandestine visit to the swamp Niquette would rather keep secret, also is discovering his new talents, and he’s not as nice as she is...
"Sleepy Hollow" Episode 1.08 underwent a name revision from "Into Darkness" to "Necromancer," but that's all that's changed. The fight against evil continues, and Death has his own tale to tell. Check out a preview.
"Sleepy Hollow" Episode 1.08 - "Necromancer" (airs 11/18/13)
Ichabod (Tom Mison), Abbie (Nicole Beharie), Captain Irving (Orlando Jones), and Jenny Mills (guest star Lyndie Greenwood) join forces and face the Headless Horseman.
While staring down this nemesis, Ichabod is shocked by game-changing information about the Horseman’s true motive. John Cho guest stars.
Three new character one-sheets have arrived for Divergent courtesy of Summit, completing the set of posters which highlight each of the film's protagonists and their wacky tattoos. Check 'em out and also find out when you can see the trailer!
The trailer will be unveiled for the first time this week, followed by a live chat with director Neil Burger and various YouTube talent and fans.
The live event will take place at 8:30 AM PT on Wednesday, November 13, via Summit on YouTube.
Look for Divergent in theaters and IMAX nationwide beginning March 21, 2014.
The highly anticipated feature film adaptation of DIVERGENT stars Golden Globe® nominated Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Academy Award® winner Kate Winslet. The film also features Ray Stevenson, Maggie Q, Mekhi Phifer, Jai Courtney, Miles Teller, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Ben Lloyd-Hughes, Tony Goldwyn, Ben Lamb, Christian Madsen, and Amy Newbold. The futuristic action adventure based on author Veronica Roth’s New York Times best seller is directed by Neil Burger from a script by Vanessa Taylor. The original draft of the script was written by Evan Daugherty.
DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a conspiracy to destroy all Divergents, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it's too late.
People just never learn. I mean never, man. No matter how many movies they see or how many stories they hear, they still trudge out into the jungle as if they have any business being there. Still, thank the video gods that they do. If not we'd be bored, and natural selection is so much fun!
Below you'll find the first set of stills and artwork for Adam Spinks' The Expedition, starring Ben Loyd-Holmes (Skyfall, "Da Vinci’s Demons," "Torchwood"), Neil Newbon ("Holby City," "Hollyoaks"), Sarah MacDonnell ("Secret Diary of a Call Girl," Montana), Ernesto Cantu (World War Z), and Daniel Caren (The Girl Is Mime, The Hike) as well as Simon Burbage (Pulp: The Movie) and Dolores Reynals.
A research team led by a renowned and respected professor embark on an expedition deep within the Amazon to study vulnerable and endangered species. However, after a series of strange events, the superstitious guides abandon the team, who, faced with a tough decision, decide to remain deep in the jungle in an attempt to complete their study. But as night falls, they begin to realize that all really is not as it seems and that they are in the hunting ground of an apex predator... Something they never could have imagined.
We've been pretty vocal about how much we're enjoying "Vampire Diaries" spin-off "The Originals," and we're obviously not the only ones as The CW has ordered a full season pickup for the series along with "The Tomorrow People."
“In just a few seasons, we have built a much stronger primetime schedule. Our on-air ratings are up year to year, and our digital viewing continues to grow exponentially,” said The CW's president, Mark Pedowitz, when making the announcement.
“We're excited about the creative momentum the producers have established for all three of our new series ["Reign" got a pickup as well], and now our fans will have the chance to see the full stories unfold for them this season. With the additional episodes ordered, plus two new dramas and new reality for midseason, we’ll be able to continue our commitment to adding more original programming all year long.”
Season to date on-air, The CW is up 9% year to year in total viewers, up 10% among adults 18-49, and is flat year to year in both adults and women 18-34. With DVR usage and digital viewing continuing to rise, 31% of The CW’s total broadcast audience now comes from time-shifted viewing after the original airdate. 40% of The CW's total overall audience for its season premieres this fall came from digital viewing. The CW's digital streaming of full episodes is up 50% season to date versus last season, and the three new series picked up today see 84% more digital viewing than The CW's new series last fall.
A new TV spot has been airing for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, entitled "Defy," and of course we have it for you right here in case you've been fast-forwarding through it on your DVR.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and produced by Nina Jacobson’s Color Force in tandem with producer Jon Kilik. The film's release date is November 22, 2013, and advance tickets are on sale now!
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones, Paula Malcomson, and Woody Harrelson return in their roles from the first film. New to the Games are Jeffrey Wright, Sam Claflin, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Patrick St. Esprit, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Amanda Plummer, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Logan, Ivette Li-Sanchez, Justin Hix, Megan Hayes, John Casino, Elena Sanchez, Daniel Bernhardt, Marian Green, Jackson Spidell, and Tiffany Waxler.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow (Donald Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Just 11 more days remain until Dead Rising 3 arrives, and on tap right now is another Zombie Weapon of the Week. Choose to survive the zombie apocalypse with the game's unique Flaming Sword weapon.
Look for Dead Rising 3 on November 22, 2013, day and date with the Xbox One.
Dead Rising 3 puts you in the zombie-ravaged city of Los Perdidos, California. Do you have what it takes to escape before a military strike wipes out the entire city? As mysterious mechanic Nick Ramos, you’ll rely on improvised weapons to battle off the hordes of undead while you explore the massive open world.
Set 10 years after the events of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2, players are introduced to Nick Ramos, a young mechanic with a strange tattoo and a mysterious past, who must find a way to escape a city full of zombies before an impending military strike wipes the city of Los Perdidos, and everyone in it, off the map. Nick can’t do it alone – he must join up with other survivors to stay alive. They must fight their way out before it’s too late.
With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a massive open world on the brink of a zombie apocalypse. Get ready for a new generation of zombie-slaying thrills.
Related Story: Visit our Dead Rising 3 News Archive
• More zombies than ever before: Players will face overwhelming zombie hordes with tons of variation, detailed gore, and shared awareness
• All new city, massive open world: Explore the city of Los Perdidos while staying immersed in the action and stunning visuals
• Anything and everything is a weapon: Create your own tools of zombie destruction by creating hundreds of potential weapon combinations
• SmartGlass: Use your Xbox SmartGlass enabled device to gain access to exclusive missions, new weapons, and more
• Kinect: Kinect allows the zombie horde to hear beyond the screen and respond to noise in your living room, so go ahead and flip off the lights...if you dare
All New City, Massive Open World:
One of the largest cities in Southern California, Los Perdidos is a leading national center of business, culture, and the entertainment industry.
Featuring a massive and dynamic world, Dead Rising 3 represents a new benchmark for open-world gameplay. Powered by Xbox One, Dead Rising 3 lets you explore the city of Los Perdidos while staying immersed in the action and stunning visuals.
Two Screens, More Action:
Xbox SmartGlass offers a more connected Dead Rising 3 experience. Use your SmartGlass enabled device to connect to the Zombie Defense and Control network and gain access to exclusive missions, new weapons, powerful military support features, and more!
Sense the Danger:
With Kinect, the zombie horde can hear beyond the screen and respond to noises inside your living room.
Ultimate Zombie Sandbox:
The zombies of Los Perdidos are smarter and deadlier than ever. With intelligent AI and shared awareness, players will be forced to employ all of their cunning, combat skills, and creativity to stay alive.
In Dead Rising 3, players can create their tools of zombie destruction, enabling unique and unforgettable gameplay moments. The action is gorier than ever as players survive and strike back at their undead attackers in new and imaginative ways.
Vehicles not only help you navigate the world of Los Perdidos, they are a weapon against the zombie horde. But watch out – zombies will cling to your car and attack you while you’re driving.
Celebrate Hellboy's 20th Anniversary with a New Sideshow Figure and a Hardcover Art Book from Dark Horse
If you're a fan of Mike Mignola's Hellboy, then you've come to the right place! We have news of two new items arriving in 2014 to commemorate 20 years of Hellboy.
First up, from Dark Horse Comics, is Hellboy: The First 20 Years hardcover art book arriving March 19, 2014. You can click here to pre-order a copy from TFAW.
Mike Mignola has expanded Hellboy into the most exciting group of books since the early Marvel universe, and his style has influenced art and illustration far beyond the world of comics. Selected finished pieces are shown alongside sketches and raw scans from the last twenty years. Colors by Dave Stewart.
* Never-before-seen art!
* Mignola's best pieces from the last twenty years!
Next, from Sideshow Collectibles, is a new Hellboy Premium Format™ Figure due to arrive in August of 2014. Click here for pre-order info.
"Wake the Devil!"
Commemorating 20 years of Hellboy's capers, Sideshow Collectibles is proud to present the B.P.R.D.'s greatest paranormal investigator with the Mike Mignola Hellboy Premium Format™ Figure.
Summoned in close collaboration with the famed creator, this original composition delightfully echoes Mignola's familiar aesthetic and popular comic artwork with chiseled features, a high-contrast paint technique, and recurring esoteric themes incorporated throughout.
Hellboy stands 23" tall atop a tombstone base, decked out in hand-tailored fabric black shorts, removable trenchcoat, and belt with a few of his token mementos. Preparing to stave off things that go bump in the night, the wisecracking and good-natured demon is armed with sword and trusty Samaritan, ready to punch through monsters, miscreants, and anything in-between with his Right Hand of Doom.
Interchangeable portraits offer two distinct looks for the unwilling harbinger of the Apocalypse; display Hellboy with his filed stumps or as the fiery long-horned Anung Un Rama with crown in this definitive piece for fans of Hellboy and Mike Mignola alike.
Sideshow Exclusive: Switch-out closed fist Right Hand of Doom and Hand of Doom display base.
James Wan's plate continues to fill up as he's just signed on to produce another terror tale, this time with Lesbian Vampire Killers director Phil Claydon. Read on for your first details regarding Crawlspace.
THR reports that Claydon has signed on to direct Crawlspace, a New Line horror movie that the company hopes will follow in the low-budget success footsteps of The Conjuring.
Gary Dauberman (Syfy’s Swamp Devil) wrote the screenplay about a family that moves into a new house and immediately falls prey to strange occurrences. But what seems like a traditional supernatural thriller gets twisty when the rug is pulled from under both the family and the audience.
The project was at one time called Within. James Wan has come aboard to produce the project with Rick Alvarez. Walter Hamada and Dave Neustadter are overseeing for New Line.
Over the summer we showed you a minute-long concept trailer for Welcome to Willits, an indie creature feature from Metamorphic Films and Real Horror Show Pictures that is set to star Scott Pilgrim vs. The World's Mark Webber.
Today we've got the full 14-minute proof of concept short film for ya, which gives you a better idea of what you can expect from the flick. Dig in below!
Webber plays pot farmer Brock, who along with some unlucky campers runs into mysterious creatures in the Northern California woods that are responsible for several abductions and attacks. The project is described as capturing a throwback feel with a dash of comedy mixed in with the horror.
Willits will film in LA and Kern County’s Sequoia National Forest under helmers Trevor Ryan and Tim Ryan, aka the Ryan Brothers, who wrote and will direct the movie together. Teresa Zales will produce for Transmedia Content and management company Metamorphic Films alongside Tim Ryan’s Real Horror Show Pictures. The team has tapped Monster FX’s Ron Karkosa and Mark Villalobos to handle creature design and special effects.
Learn more over on the Welcome to Willits website.
A couple of weeks ago we showed you some less than flattering artwork for The Invoking that was never meant to get out there. To say it was a bit too similar to The Conjuring is an understatement, but thankfully that wrong has been righted.
Directed by Jeremy Berg, The Invoking stars Brandon Anthony, Carson Holden, D'Angelo Midili, Trin Miller, and Andi Norris. Look for it on DVD on February 18, 2014.
After inheriting a house from the family she never knew, Samantha Harris (Trin Miller) and three friends head to rural Sader Ridge to inspect the property. Soon after arriving, Sam begins to experience horrific visions of savage brutality and unspeakable evil. Plagued by the sinister forces closing in around her, Sam descends into a waking nightmare when the demons from her past refuse to stay buried any longer.
As we told you last week, ratings powerhouse "American Horror Story" has been renewed for a fourth season, which will supposedly be series regular Jessica Lange's final season. Will she be joined by any other familiar faces? If creator Ryan Murphy has his way!
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Murphy wants both Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett back for next season, both of whom joined the show this season. "I have approached them and they wanna do it,” says Murphy. "That’s very exciting when you can work with A.) actresses you’ve always idolized and B.) those two are loving this season. They love what they get to do. Kathy Bates sent the writers a basket of plush toys all in the shapes of disemboweled organs. It doesn’t get better than when an Oscar winner sends you a grab bag of stuffed pancreas to say ‘Thank you and job well done'.”
While we wait for an official announcement, check out a sneak peek of this week's brand new episode!
"American Horror Story: Coven" Episode 3.06 - "The Axeman Cometh" (airs 11/13/13)
Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), Queenie (Gabourey Sidibe), and Nan (Jamie Brewer) make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia's (Sarah Paulson) new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation.
Written by Douglas Petrie; directed by Michael Uppendahl.
Given the success of AMC's "The Walking Dead," it was only natural that other networks would be eager to turn creator Robert Kirkman's other comics into TV series. And the next one that's about to be adapted for the small screen isn't even out yet!
As per The Hollywood Reporter, Cinemax has just won a bidding war and landed the rights to Kirkman's Outcast, a comic series that is set to debut next year. The cable network has given a script commitment with large penalty to the project, which hails from Fox International Channels. "Outcast is unlike anything on television and has the potential to become another global phenomenon," said FIC's Sharon Tal Yguado.
The comic and potential series centers on Kyle Barnes, who has been plagued by possession since he was a child. Now an adult, he embarks on a spiritual journey to find answers, but what he uncovers could mean the end of life on Earth as we know it.
Kirkman will pen the script for the pilot and executive produce, alongside "Walking Dead" producer David Alpert.