French shingles Wild Side Films and Memento Films are partnering on genre helmer Jim Mickle‘s next two projects: Cold in July and Night Hunter, Variety reports. Wild Side will distribute in France; Memento Films will handle international sales.
Mickle’s previous film, Stake Land, won the Toronto Midnight nod in 2010. The helmer is about to start shooting We Are What We Are, an English-language remake of Jorge Michel Grau’s cult cannibal pic Somos lo que hay, which was pre-sold by Entertainment One for U.S. and U.K. distribution.
An adaptation of Joe R. Landsdale’s novel, the Texas-set Cold in July is described as a suspenser in the vein of A History of Violence and Blood Simple.
Night Hunter is an original script penned by Mickle and his regular scribe partner Nick Damici. Set in 19th-century America, it is described as a mix of The Grey, “Game of Thrones” and The New World.
Cold in July will shoot first, aiming for a start date in Q1 2013.