Do you remember hearing about an American adaptation of the French film 13 Tzameti? The original was released in 2005 and the English version was filmed a few years ago but it still hasn’t seen the light of day. Just when we thought all was lost the first trailer gets released. It features Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Ray Winstone, Sam Riley, and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Take a look…
This film combines all of the usual elements of gritty filmmaking. It has a wide range of actors, there’s missing money, people’s lives are on the line, and at the center of it all is an organized game of Russian roulette. The game which is led by none other than Oscar nominee Michael Shannon. Will he ever do something that doesn’t force him to act creepy and indecent?
For those of you who are adamantly against Hollywood remakes of foreign films, here’s a bonus: 13 is directed by Géla Babluani, the same guy who helmed the original. This doesn’t look like our cup of tea but we can see the appeal for those of you who are interested.
What do you think of the trailer for 13? Does it look better or worse than the original?