Jim Mickle Talks WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Adapting a Foreign Film, His Collaborative Process with Nick Damici, COLD IN JULY, and More

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Now playing in limited release is We Are What We Are.  Based on the 2010 film Somos lo que hay, the film centers on The Parkers, a reclusive family with strong sense of tradition and a taste for human flesh.  Director Jim Mickle avoids the pitfalls of many American remakes by reinventing the film while staying true to the spirit of the original.  With a bit of gender swapping and a complete cultural transfusion Mickle has taken the core of an idea and fleshed it out into a film that is grotesque, beautiful, and entirely his own.  We Are What We Are stars Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Amber Childers, Kelly McGinnis, Michael Parks and Nick Damici.

Earlier this week I jumped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Mickle. He talked about what attracted him to the material, adapting a foreign film, his collaborative process with Damici, and creating a film with such a precise tone, and more. He also talked next film Cold in July. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Julia Garner Talks WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, Getting Involved with the Film and Working with Jim Mickle, Plus Her Part in SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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Opening in theaters this weekend is We Are What We Are.  Based on the 2010 film Somos lo que hay the film centers on the Parkers, a reclusive family with strong sense of tradition and a taste for human flesh.  Director Jim Mickle avoids the pitfalls of many American remakes by reinventing the film while staying true to the spirit of the original.  With a bit of gender swapping and a complete cultural transfusion Mickle has taken the core of an idea and fleshed it out into a film that is grotesque, beautiful, and entirely his own.  We Are What We Are stars Bill Sage, Julia Garner, Amber Childers, Kelly McGinnis, Michael Parks and Nick Damici.

Earlier this week I jumped on the phone for an exclusive interview with Garner.  She talked about how she got involved in the film, bonding with the cast during the shoot, working with Jim Mickle and more.  She also gave an update on her part in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

First Trailer for Sundance Horror Entry WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

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We Are What We Are, a remake of the Mexican horror film of the same name, premiered at Sundance in January to very good reviews.  The first trailer is here, and it is effectively creepy.  I kept waiting for the jump scare, but instead the clip burns slowly and deeply.  The story is set amid a torrential rainstorm that shines a light on the seemingly wholesome Parkers: “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.”

Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Kelly McGillis, Nick Damici, Wyatt Russell, and Jack Gore star.  Directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land), We Are What We Are opens in limited release on September 27.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

Sundance 2013: First Images from S-VHS, VIRTUALLY HEROES, THE RAMBLER and WE ARE WHAT WE ARE

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The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in the midst of unveiling its lineups, and today we’ve got the first images from some films that will be playing as part of the Park City at Midnight program.  Briefly:

  • The Rambler – Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder and starring Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher, Natasha Lyonne, James Cady and Scott Sharot.
  • S-VHS – A horror anthology follow-up with segments directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans and Jason Eisener; written by Simon Barrett, Jamie Nash, Timo Tjahjanto & Gareth Huw Evans and John Davies; and starring Adam Wingard, Lawrence Levine and L.C Holt, Kelsy Abbott and Hannah Hughes.
  • Virtually Heroes – Directed by GJ Echternkamp and written by Matt Yamashita, starring Robert Baker, Brent Chase, Katie Savoy, Mark Hamill and Ben Messmer.
  • We Are What We Are – Written by Nick Damici and writer/director Jim Mickle, starring Bill Sage, Ambyr Childers, Julia Garner, Michael Parks, Wyatt Russell and Kelly McGillis.

Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27.

2013 Sundance Film Festival Announces Lineups for Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier Programs Including MUD, HELL BABY, and S-VHS

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Yesterday the 2013 Sundance Film Festival announced the lineup for films competing in the Dramatic and Documentary categories, and today they’ve unveiled the films that will screen in the Spotlight, Park City at Midnight, and New Frontier programs.  Films of note include Take Shelter director Jeff Nichols’ new film Mud starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon, the U.S. premiere of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers, the Robert Ben Garant/Thomas Lennon comedy Hell Baby, and the horror anthology sequel S-VHS.

Hit the jump to see the full lineup, and click here to check out all of our Sundance coverage thus far.  The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17 – 27.

More Films Added to Fantastic Fest Line-Up including STONE, ONG BAK 3, the Remake of I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

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Stone, Ong Bak 3, and the remake of I Spit on Your Grave are some of the films that have just been added to this year’s Fantastic Fest line-up.  We’ve received a press release announcing the inclusion of those films, along with 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, Carancho, Drones, Fire of Conscience, Hatchet 2, The Housemaid (the original and the remake), Kidnapped, Legend of the Fist, Redline, Skate Land, Undocumented, and We Are What We Are.  Previously announced films include Buried and Let Me In.

Hit the jump for a brief synopsis for each of these films.  Fantastic Fest will run from September 23 – 30th in Austin, Texas.

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