Release Date: eOne Entertainment Distributor: September 27, 2013 (limited theatrical) Director: Jim Mickle Screenwriter: Nick Damici, Jim Mickle Starring: Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Wyatt Russell, Nick Damici, Jack Gore, Michael Parks, Kelly McGillis MPAA Rating: R ( R for disturbing violence, bloody images, some sexuality, nudity and language)
A seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers, have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris and Rose are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family. As the unrelenting downpour continues to flood their small town, the local authorities begin to uncover clues that bring them closer to the secret that the Parkers have held closely for so many years.
To break up the slew of interview opportunities that float my way during Comic-Con that mostly focus on the studio fare, I jump at the chance to meet Jim Mickle (Mulberry Street, Stakeland) at a cafe on 5th avenue in San Diego’s Gaslamp District. At the height of Comic-Con, 5th avenue is noisy and insane. The nerd version of Mardi Gras.
Mickle and I make it work, however, sitting on the patio outside of the cafe to talk about his latest film, We Are What We Are, a remake of the Jorge Grau film of the same name. eOne picked up the remake following a debut at Sundance and plans to release it September 27th in a limited theatrical run. Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Bill Sage and Michael Park star. Just past the synopsis inside, read our discussion with Mickle who explains why he took on the redo and confesses his love for Ravenous.
Film4 FrightFest 2013, returning for its 4teenth year, is delighted to unveil its biggest line-up in history.
From August 22nd-26th, the UK’s leading event for genre fans will be at the Empire Cinema in London’s Leicester Square to present 51 films on three screens. Empire 1 will house the main event while the Discovery strands will play in Empires 2 & 4. The new FrightFest Xtra strand, also in Screen 2, will allow fans to catch up with sold-out performances of the most popular attractions.
This year there are eleven countries representing five continents with a record-breaking thirty-three UK or European premieres and ten world premieres.
Jim Mickle, the director of Stake Land, debuted We Are What We Are, his remake of Jorge Grau’s film, at Sundance and it didn’t take long for it to find a home.
According to Deadline, eOne picked up the distribution rights and is planning a theatrical release. It’s still, obviously, too early to tell when the film will bow.
Mickle’s latest stars Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers and Bill Sage.
One of the films making its premiere during Sundance’s Park City at Midnight line-up is We Are What We Are, a remake of Jorge Michael Grau’s Mexican film of the same name. Today, ShockTillYouDrop.com has received two new stills from the production. This in addition to the photo we received a few weeks ago (which you see to the right).
Directed by Stake Land’s Jim Mickle, the film stars Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers and Bill Sage. In the film, a a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Sage) rules his family with a rigorous ferver, determined to keep his ancestral customs intact at any cost. As a torrential rainstorm moves into the area, tragedy strikes and his daughters Iris (Childers) and Rose (Garner) are forced to assume responsibilities that extend beyond those of a typical family.
With the announcement of Sundance’s Park City at Midnight line-up comes a series of images from the films selected for that program.
We’ll start with Hell Baby…
An expectant couple moves into the most haunted fixer-upper in New Orleans – a house with a demonic curse. Things spiral out of control and soon only the Vatican’s elite exorcism team can save the pair – or can it? Cast: Rob Corddry, Leslie Bibb, Keegan Michael Key, Riki Lindhome, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel.
Head inside for the images!
Two bits of casting news to share with you today. The We Are What We Are remake, directed by Stake Land’s Jim Mickle, Riley Keough, Julia Garner, Bill Sage and Wyatt Russell have joined the cast. Keough will next be seen in Magic Mike, opening this summer.
According to Screen Daily, “Keough and Garner will play a pair of sisters who are secluded from mainstream society. Following the untimely death of their mother, their father, played by Sage, forces them to perform a depraved ritual, carried out by their ancestors for generations. Russell will play a young deputy who is in love with Keough’s character.”
So, Mickle is putting a bit of a twist on Jorge Michael Grau’s original We Are What We Are. Shooting begins at the end of this month.
Head inside for a cast update on Wer, from the director of The Devil Inside.