Paris-based Memento shared the first ever image from Stake Land director Jim Mickle’s cannibal We Are What We Are, a US remake of Mexican horror film Somo Lo Que Hay, starring Julia Garner, Ambyr Childers, Bill Sage and Kelly McGillis. 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.
Screen Daily also reports that Memento has picked up world sales on Germinal Alvarez’ debut picture Back in Crime starring Jean-Hugues Anglade as a police inspector on the hunt for a serial killer known as the Eardrum Slasher. Anglade plays Richard Kemp, a police inspector who has been trying to solve a series of slasher murders for more than 20 years. Mélanie Thierry co-stars as a psychologist who gives evidence after witnessing an attack. In a strange twist, Kemp travels back in time to the site of the first murder and tries to change the course of history.
Lastly, Deadline says that Millennium Films has acquired to rights to Eliza Graves, a thriller to be directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist). “The movie is about a new physician who arrives to apprentice at a mental institution where he falls in love with a patient under circumstances that are more complicated than they seem.” Joseph Gangemi’s screenplay is based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether.” Millennium plans to start production in spring 2013 and will begin making offers to principal cast next week.