According to Joblo, Weep‘s origins are rooted in Spanish folklore, with specific inspiration drawn from the character called La Llorona, also known as The Weeping Woman.
Apparently, producer Raphael Margules stated that (via Joblo):
It’s no big secret that the Hispanic community makes up a substantial portion of moviegoers. We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about bringing one of the most well-known characters in Hispanic Folklore to life on the big screen in a way that both honors ‘La Llorona’ and frightens audiences to their core.
The basic story tells of a beautiful woman by the name of Maria who drowns her children in order to be with the man that she loved. In some versions of this tale and legend, La Llorona will kidnap wandering children who resemble her missing children, or children who disobey their parents. People who claim to have seen her say she appears at night or in the late evenings from rivers or lakes in Mexico.
We are yet to be provided with a synopsis for the film, but what we can tell you is that it was penned by T.J. Cimfel and David White. Perhaps a horror version of Mrs Haversham is on the blood soaked horizon?
What do you make of the premise for Weep?