Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is set to direct and screenwriter Carlos Coto will adapt Archaia Entertainment’s celebrated werewolf story, which was originally published in hardcover simultaneously in English and Spanish.

Feeding Ground tells of a trafficker of illegal immigrants who is hunted by werewolves in the notorious Devil’s Highway region on the Arizona-Mexico border.

Feeding Ground is an intense and terrifying thriller with a subtle but pointed commentary on immigration in modern America,” Pressman said. “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 Film COO Jon Katz, Archaia’s Stephen Christy and PJ Bickett will serve as executive producers along with Jason Carpenter, a former Pressman employee who brought in the project.

Katz negotiated the deals on behalf of Pressman Film. CAA and Aaron Baumel of Stone, Meyer, Genow, Smelkinson & Binder represented Archaia in the negotiations and along with Corinne Farley of Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine, Krintzman, Rubenstein & Kohner represent Coto. WME and Christine S Cuddy of Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Klein represented Gomez-Rejon.