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IN THE WORKS: Pressman to Produce Adaptation of Graphic Novel 'Feeding Ground'

Thompson on Hollywood By Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood May 11, 2012 at 2:51PM

Edward R. Pressman, the producer behind "Wall Street," "The Crow," "American Psycho," and "Das Boot," has optioned feature film rights to graphic novel "Feeding Ground." Screenwriter Carlos Coto will adapt it for the screen and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (assistant director on "Babel") will make his feature directing debut.
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Feeding Ground

Edward R. Pressman, the producer behind "Wall Street," "The Crow," "American Psycho," and "Das Boot," has optioned feature film rights to graphic novel "Feeding Ground."  Screenwriter Carlos Coto will adapt it for the screen and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (assistant director on "Babel") will make his feature directing debut.

"Feeding Ground" tells the story of a “coyote,” a trafficker of illegal immigrants, forced to smuggle his family into America by crossing the most forbidding part of the Arizona/Mexico border.  This border is a searing no-man’s-land known as “The Devil's Highway.”  Along the way, he clashes with U.S. Border Patrol agents, only to realize that the entire party is being hunted by real monsters that roam the countryside—werewolves.  

“'Feeding Ground' is an intense and terrifying thriller with a subtle but pointed commentary on immigration in modern America,” stated Pressman. “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.”

Pressman is currently in development of a reinvention of his 1994 hit film "The Crow."  Jesse Wigutow ("The Osterman Weekend") will write the reboot, with Javier Gutiérrez ("Before the Fall") helming the project.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.