Magazine article Screen International

Memento Bites into Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are Remake

Magazine article Screen International

Memento Bites into Jim Mickle's We Are What We Are Remake

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EXCLUSIVE: Stake Land director sinks teeth into remake of cult cannibal horror

Stake Land director Jim Mickle is set to sink his teeth into a remake of cult cannibal picture We What We Are, Paris-based Memento Films International (MFI) has announced.

Mickle will transpose Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau's picture about a family of cannibals from its original setting of Mexico City, to a poor part of the Catskills region in New York State. Principal photography starts in June.

"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.

Michel Grau added: "I feel fortunate to have someone with the vision and talent Jim has to re-interpret my work. It is extraordinary to have a team of filmmakers so respectful of the spirit of a film and take such good care of its essence. …

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