Comic book movie adaptations are at their peak right now, and we’re seeing a wide variety of films make their way towards the big screen. One of the most unique ones circulating Hollywood right now is “Feeding Ground,” a graphic novel that combines a “border story” with supernatural elements.
Comic Book Resources recently caught up with producer Edward R. Pressman, who was quick to snap up the rights to the material once he realized how great it was. The lengthy interview is definitely worth a read, but the elements of the story that Pressman found appealing for a film are particularly interesting.
“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,” he said, adding that he thinks this film adaptation will appeal to a wide variety of viewers.
For those who need an update on “Feeding Ground,” the story follows a “coyote” who gets caught between U.S. Border Patrol officers and cartel members when he tries to sneak his family across the border. If that wasn’t bad enough, they soon realize that they’re also being hunted by werewolves.
It was announced back in May that TV director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon would be making his feature film debut on “Feeding Ground.” He’ll direct off a script that Carlos Coto wrote, and Pressman said they’re both uniquely appropriate choices for the project.
“[Gomez-Rejon] grew up in Texas on a border town, so he has a real sense of the culture and the people who live along the border,” he said. ” It turns out that Carlos had done field research there and was seriously into comic books. They were a natural match for the film.”
In addition to all the talk about “Feeding Ground,” Pressman offered an update on the forthcoming “The Crow” remake, which he is also working on.
“The original 1994 ’Crow’ film holds a special place in my heart. The current film is a ’reinvention’ of James O’Barr’s graphic novel for the 21st Century. We’re thrilled to have teamed with director Javier Gutierrez and screenwriter Jesse Wigutow on this story, which remains true to the core of Eric Draven’s plight for revenge,” he said. “Giving too much away wouldn’t be any fun. ’Disorder, chaos, anarchy — now that’s fun!'”
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