‘We Are What We Are’ Is Getting A Prequel AND Sequel…


Memento Films International has launched sales on a prequel and a sequel to Jim Mickle’s pretty great We Are What We Are ahead of the picture’s international premiere in Directors’ Fortnight next week, reports Screen Daily.

Finnish filmmaker AJ Annila, best known for genre pictures Sauna (a terrible, yet visually stunning thriller) and Jade Warrior, has signed to direct the prequel What We Were. It will be his first English-language film.

Mexican director Jorge Michel Grau, who made the original film Somo Lo Que Hay, has agreed to do the sequel. He is currently developing a treatment for a 2014 shoot.

Mickle’s picture was about the Parker cannibal clan living in a remote New York State Catskills. The prequel will follows the love story between the mother and father, Frank and Emma Parker, and how Frank first introduced his sweetheart to cannibalism.

Nick Damici, who also worked on We Are What We Are and Mickle’s previous genre hit Stakeland, is writing the script for What We Were.

Julia Garner and Ambyr Childeres in Jim Mickle's WE ARE WHAT WE ARE Photo by Ryan Samul