Jim Mickle’s tale of human-munching family the Parkers was picked up for distribution by eOne after premiering in Sundance’s Midnight screenings. Deadline reports that We Are What We Are was courted by Magnolia, Lionsgate and, Drafthouse, but the final seven-figure deal was made with eOne on the flight back to L.A.
“That premise is not some slasher film, it’s far more stylish and the buyer crowd and audience at the premiere screening ate it up and feel they’ve found a director with a voice worth hearing. The film has gotten strong reviews beyond the genre crowd, and it gives eOne a good theatrical offering,” Deadline said.
eOne will put it out in a platform theatrical release. Read Eric Stanze’s account of directing 2nd unit on the film in the Surviving Cinema blog.