Memento Films International are ramping up a new prequel and a sequel to Jim Mickle's upcoming remake of 'We Are What We Are'. Yup, without the English-language redo even gracing theatres yet it seems a planned trilogy of sorts is high on the agenda giving tremendous faith in Mickle's project which screen's during this week Cannes festival. The prequel is set to be named 'What We Were' and will be directed by Finnish helmer AJ Annila and penned by Nick Damici ('Stake Land'). The project will begin shooting in 2014. The upcoming remake stars Kelly McGillis, Odeya Rush, Ambyr Childers, Michael Parks ('Red State'), Wyatt Russell, Julia Garner and Bill Sage. 'We Are What We Are' is based on the original Mexican cannibalistic horror thriller 'Somos lo que hay' from writer/director Jorge Michel Grau which was released back in 2010. Grau himself will tackle the planned sequel.
"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. 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."
'We Are What We Are' screens at Cannes during the Directors' Fortnight Premiere on 21 May at 9:00pm at Theater Croisette.
'We Are What We Are' One-Sheet