In the original Asian horror film: Ji-won is a bright young student, but an event from her past has left her with no memory. Unsure of her own identity, she also has no recollection of her friends or anything about her life prior to the incident. But when old friends mysteriously start dying one by one, she begins to investigate and piece together fragments of her past. She discovers she was once friends with three other girls, and together they formed an impenetrable alliance. As terrifying visions haunt her waking hours and more friends continue to die, Ji-won draws closer to discovering the mystery that connects past and present, but sometimes ignorance really is bliss.
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.