October 20, 2008

13 Tzameti Remake Casting News

I am sure that many, if not most of you see that headline and have no idea what I am talking about. Well, 13 Tzameti is a hardcore French thriller (and winner of the 2006 Sundance Grand Jury Proze) that is in the remake pipe for the States with a shortened title. It will simply be called 13. Bloody Disgusting is reporting some casting reports, and I sort of like what I am seeing.

First off, let me give you a quick idea of what the film is about. Picture a desperate man, he needs money any way he can get it. To that end, he steals an envelope meant for someone else. He follows the instructions in the envelope with the promise of that much needed money. Little does he know that the instructions are leading him into a dark pit of despair where men gamble on the lives of others in a deadly game.

Yes, that sounds familiar, simple even, but there is no denying the effective way it is employed in the film, and the mental torture that ensues from entering into the game. I highly recommend you seek out the original film.

The remake, set to be written and directed by Géla Babluani (who also did the original), will star Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent, and Sam Riley. It is scheduled for a 2010 release.


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