In their small town, the Parkers are known for their discretion and reclusiveness. Behind closed doors, the father, Frank rules his family with a firm severity. Following the brutal and unexpected death of their mother, teenage daughters Iris and Rose need to start looking after their younger brother Rory. Soon though, they must carry even more weight as they are faced with new responsibilities. At their father’s command, they must continue a macabre ancestral tradition at all costs. But when a torrential storms hits the region, the town’s rivers overflow, and the local authorities start to uncover clues that lead them closer to the Parker’s terrible secret.
A remake of the 2010 Mexican film with the same name from writer/director Jorge Michel Grau, this one seems safe in the hands of Stakeland director Jim Mickle.
In fact, Jim Mickle was quoted saying the following in an interview:
“We’re not going to fuck this up. I just finished a first draft of it with Nick Damici, and we’re taking it in a very cool new direction that I’m quite stoked about. I’m not usually a fan of international “remakes”, but this one has so many possibilities for trying out new ideas while honoring the Mexican film, and hopefully creating something that can play hand in hand with Jorge’s film. I’m hoping it can also bring awareness to the original and not aim to make it obsolete as a lot of retreads wind up doing. Couldn’t be happier with what we have so far! Think Winter’s Bone with cannibals…”
And Michael Parks. I would watch him in anything.
“We Are What We Are” will be out next month, September 27th 2013!