Gale Anne Hurd is one impressive lady. Not only is her company Valhalla Entertainment behind The Walking Dead, but she produced The Terminator, Terminator 2 and 3 and Aliens.
She's going back to her robot roots, working with Japan’s largest animation house Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works to develop Gaiking into a feature.
There’s no writer attached yet, but Hurd will produce along Toei’s Yoshi Ikezawa and Joseph Chou.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Gaiking was a short-lived Japanese animated series that ran in the mid-1970s. It became part of the toyline Shogun Warriors, popular in America in the late 1970s, and repurposed as cartoon series Force Five in the early 1980s.
The story tells of an alien invasion and how Earth creates giant piloted robots, known as mechas, to defend itself. The main character is a former baseball star who is recruited to pilot the biggest of the mechas.”