A. Quinton — May. 12th 2012
The Hollywood Reporter says that one of my all-time favourite graphic novels, 2011’sÂ Feeding Ground, has been optioned byÂ veteran producer Edward R. Pressman.Â Alfonso Gomez-RejonÂ will direct a screenplay byÂ Carlos Coto.
â€śFeeding GroundÂ is an intense and terrifying thriller with a subtle but pointed commentary on immigration in modern America,â€ť said Pressman. â€śThe graphic novel is so cinematic in nature â€” as soon as I read it, I knew we could make a film that would resonate with a wide audience.â€ť
I think “cinematic” is an understatement. After reading the first issue, I wroteÂ that the “heat, desperation and simmering violenceÂ of the Busqueda familyâ€™s world is evident” in every panel, and if it can be successfully translated to the big screen… wow.Â I’m very excited for the three friends who created the book â€“Â Swifty,Â MichaelÂ andÂ Chris.Â For more on the deal, including background on the names involved (Pressman’s done some fun stuff), read the whole article on the THR site. And if you haven’t read Feeding Ground yet, the first issue is available for free on Graphicly.com, and the whole thing is on Amazon for less than $20.