Jim Mickle, director of Stake Land and Mulberry Lane, is set to remake Mexican cannibal drama, We Are What We Are. The original film, directed by Jorge Michel Grau, was a bizarre yet strangely satisfying tale of a family of young cannibal having to fend for themselves after their parents have passed away.
Mickle intends to change locations from Mexico City to a poor part of the Catskills region of New York State.
“It’s a cool challenge to do justice to Jorge’s story, but also explore things from an unexpected angle,” said Mickle, who is writing the script with Nick Damici.
Principal photography will begin in June, and Andrew Corkin (Uncorked Productions), Bolivian director and producer Rodrigo Bellott and Memento Films International’s Nicholas Schumaker will be producing, along with Rene Bastian of Belladonna Productions.
By Matt Wavish