Described as a re-imagining of Grau's film, the story will follow the story of two sisters, played by Keough and Julia Garner ("Martha Marcy May Marlene"), who are secluded from mainstream society. After the untimely death of their mother, their father forces them to perform a depraved ritual carried out by their ancestors for generations -- an act that involves cannibalism. Bill Sage and Wyatt Russell are also part of the cast as the girls' father and a young deputy in love with Keough's character, respectively.
Our review of the original Mexican film described it as a "vital piece of cinema, a story of family under duress given a little extra spice" which certainly sounds promising although Mickle's previous effort "Stake Land" didn't exactly impress us. Lensing begins later this month and the film is aiming to be "delivered in January 2013," conveniently when Sundance unspools. [ScreenDaily]