Jim Mickle’s remake of Mexican cannibal horror, We Are What We Are, played at Sundance this past weekend and received to excellent praise from those who saw it. The original film, directed by Jorge Michel Grau, was a chilling tale of a family of cannibals struggling to survive after the head of the family passes away. The film was good, but had its flaws.
Reviews of Mickle’s remake are saying it is better than the original: per Deadline– The plot: a devastating storm washes up clues that lead authorities closer to unraveling the dark secrets of the Parker family, who are cannibals. That premise is treated as slasher fare, it’s far more stylish and the buyer crowd and audience at the premiere screening ate it up and feel they’ve found a director with a voice worth hearing.
eOne entertainment snapped up the film in a seven figure deal which also saw the likes of Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Drafthouse all looking to get a deal on the film. While there are no release details yet, we should be expecting something very soon now the film has a distributor for the US. The sooner we get a trailer for this awesome sounding remake, the better!
While the original film was set in Mexico City, this new version is based in the Catskills region of New York State. Jim Mickle writes and directs the remake, with Nick Damici co-writing. The cast includes Ambyr Childers, Kelly McGillis, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell, Julia Garner, Nick Damici and Jack Gore.