According to Variety, Katja Von Garnier is in negotiations to direct the horror-thriller Blood and Chocolate for MGM and Lakeshore Entertainment.

Lensing is slated to begin this spring.

The film went through a short list of directors before von Garnier came onboard. Originally Po-Chih Leong was set to direct, followed more recently by Rupert Wainwright.

Set in Eastern Europe, Blood and Chocolate, adapted by Ehren Kruger, is based on Annette Curtis Klause's young-adult novel about a teenage werewolf who has spent her life trying to hide that she is part wolf. When her interest in a visiting American threatens to expose her secret, she must choose between her love for a human outsider and her family.