The name Alfonse Gomez-Rejon may not be known to you, but he has several years experience in Hollywood and has created quite an impressive track record for himself. He started out as an assistant for Martin Scorcese, Robert Deniro and Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu then quickly moved up the ladder to 2nd Unit Director for such films as (Eat Pray Love, Babel, The Eagle) soon after he began directing episodes of GLEE and American Horror Story. He’s written and produced for such television shows as Heroes, Journeymen, NCIS and 24. Now that’s done let’s talk about this amazing project!
Producer Edward Pressman (Wall Street, American Psycho, The Crow) made the announcement today that he has optioned the feature film rights to Archaia Comics graphic novel Feeding Ground created by Swifty Lang, Michael Lapinski, and Chris Mangun. Alfonse is set to direct and Carlos Coto (24,Nikita) is going to write it.
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, a searing no-man’s-land known as “The Devil’s Highway.” Along the way, he and his family clash with U.S. Border Patrol agents, only to realize that the entire party is being hunted by the 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,” said 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. Alfonso and Carlos are the perfect talents to bring this vision to the big screen.”
Pressman is currently in development for a reboot of the 1994 classic The Crow which starred the late Brandon Lee and he’s also working on a Bloodsport movie written by Robert Kamen (Taken) and directed by Phillip Noyce (SALT).
Feeding Ground has no release date yet.
About Archaia Entertainment
Archaia is a multi-award-winning graphic novel publisher with more than 50 renowned publishing brands, including such domestic and international hits as Mouse Guard, Feeding Ground, Return of the Dapper Men, Gunnerkrigg Court, Awakening, The Killer, Tumor, Syndrome, Artesia, The Engineer, and an entire line of The Jim Henson Company graphic novels. Archaia was named Graphic Novel Publisher of the Year according to Ain’t it Cool News, Graphic Policy and Comic Related, and was honored with nine 2011 Eisner Awards nominations and two Awards for Best Graphic Album and Best Anthology. Archaia has also successfully emerged as a prolific storyteller in all facets of the entertainment industry, extending their popular brands into film, television, gaming, and branded digital media.
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