We Are What We Are Trailer Online
Jim Mickle's Human Steak Land
You may have been lucky enough to catch Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are at FrightFest over the weekend. For everyone else, here's your first look in this new US trailer. The film, an English-language remake of Jorge Michel Grau's Mexican original, stars Ambyr Childers and Julia Garner (who were both in Electrick Children and Last Exorcism 2), with elder support from Michael Parks, Bill Sage and Kelly McGillis.
As you'll have seen above, the film involves an American gothic family who maintain a ritualistic adherence to cannibalism, until a torrential storm begins to reveal the secrets buried around their property, offering new clues to investigators studying decades of disappearances.
Mickle, director of the excellent Stake Land, told FrightFest's Alan Jones, "I didn't want to slavishly repeat anything from the first movie except the crucial cannibal through-line. My We Are What We Are is a reinvention, not a lazy manipulative remake devoid of ideas. I wanted to make a companion piece to Jorge's original that could almost play as a complementary double feature with it, furnishing two different ways of looking at the same premise."
By all accounts he succeeded, with Grau saying he thinks Mickle's film is better than his own, and that he'd like to make "a sequel [to the US version] carrying on the story of the two girls and their cookbook bible". Finnish director Antti-Jussi Annila (Sauna) has also expressed interest in directing a prequel.
Possibly a good deal more to come from this family then. You'll get to meet them when We Are What We Are is released in the UK on October 25.