Last month, Edward R. Pressman Brings, producer of The Crow and American Psycho, acquired the right to Archaia’s horror graphic novel, Feeding Ground, created by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski and Chris Mangun. The film will be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and adapted for the screen by Carlos Coto.
Let’s get things straight. “Feeding Ground” is a werewolf story (I told you they were making a comeback), and it centers around a smuggler who carts people across the Mexico-U.S. border as he gets caught up with a bad drug deal, werewolves, and the border police. Check out more details below.
Pressman said in a statement, “Feeding Ground is an intense and terrifying thriller with a subtle but pointed commentary on immigration in modern America. The graphic novel is so cinematic in nature — as soon as I read it, I knew we could make a film that would resonate with a wide audience. Alfonso and Carlos are the perfect talents to bring this vision to the big screen.”
In an interview with CBR he added, “It struck me as a unique story of survival that is very distinctive from the typical “border story.” “Feeding Ground” is not steeped in border politics or stereotypes, rather it tells the story of the Busqueda family’s tremendous struggle to put their personal issues aside and band together to survive werewolf predators as they cross The Devil’s Highway. “Feeding Ground” brings never-before-seen elements to both the werewolf genre and the “border story.””
When asked about why he thought it would make a great adaptation, Pressman said, “”Feeding Ground” writer Swifty Lang, artist Michael Lapinski and co-creator Chris Mangun did a fantastic job creating and visualizing the story. I found myself particularly drawn to the scenes in which we see the world through the eyes of the young daughter Flaca as she transforms into a werewolf. Her view of the world meshes well with traditional Mexican folk art and will be very powerful when seen on a big screen. The desert also provides a great stage for playing tricks on the minds of the characters.”