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"We Are What We Are" and "Metalocalypse" Directors Join "The ABCs of Death"

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 25, 2011 at 6:44AM

Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have come close to finalizing the list of 26 directors lined up to helm segments for their international co-production "The ABCs of Death."
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Drafthouse Films, Magnet Pictures and Timpson Films have come close to finalizing the list of 26 directors lined up to helm segments for their international co-production "The ABCs of Death."

For the upcoming film, currently in co-production, each director was assigned a letter to represent a world ("animal attacks," "beheadings," "cannibals," etc.) as an inspiration to tell a short story about death. A linking device will connect all 26 shorts.

Among the recent additions set to direct 26 individual episodes for the anthology horror film: Jon Schnepp (co-director of Adult Swin's animated series "Metalocalypse") and Jorge Michel Grau ("We Are What We Are"). They join an impressive roster that already included Jason Eisener ("Hobo with a Shotgun"), Ti West ("The Innkeepers"), Ben Wheatley ("Kill List") and Srdjan Spasojevic ("A Serbian Film").

The producers are holding a worldwide contest to find the 26th filmmaker to add to the crew. Go here to learn more about the contest, which ends October 1.

Below is the list of the 25 announced participating directors:

Kaare Andrews ("Altitude"), USA
Angela Bettis ("Roman"), USA
Ernesto Diaz Espinoza ("Mirageman;" "Mandrill"), Chile
Jason Eisener ("Hobo With A Shotgun"), Canada
Bruno Forzani & Héléne Cattet ("Amer"), Belgium
Adrian Garcia Bogliano ("Cold Sweat"), Mexico
Xavier Gens ("Frontiers;" "Hitman"), France
Jorge Michel Grau ("We Are What We Are"), Mexico
Noburo Iguchi, ("Robo Geisha"), Japan
Thomas Malling ("Norwegian Ninja"), Norway
Anders Morgenthaler ("Princess"), Denmark
Yoshihrio Nishimura ("Tokyo Gore Police"), Japan
Banjong Pisathanakun ("Shutter"),Thailand
Simon Rumley ("Red, White & Blue"), UK
Marcel Sarmiento ("Deadgirl"), USA
Jon Schnepp ("Metalocalypse;" "The Venture Bros."), USA
Srdjan Spasojevic ("A Serbian Film"), Serbia
Timo Tjahjanto ("Macabre"), Indonesia
Andrew Traucki ("The Reef"), Australia
Nacho Vigalondo ("TimeCrimes"), Spain
Jake West "(Doghouse"), UK
Ti West ("House of the Devil"), USA
Ben Wheatley ("Down Terrace;" "Kill List"), UK
Adam Wingard ("A Horrible Way to Die"), USA
Yudai Yamaguchi ("Yakuza Weapon"), Japan

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