13 is a bit of a rare bird. It’s a remake of the French film 13 Tzameti written and directed by Géla Babluani. The remake, starring Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Fiddy Cent, and Michael Shannon, is written and directed by…Géla Babluani. This isn’t a unique situation, as it’s exactly what Mike Haneke did with Funny Games. In that case, he wound up making an almost completely different movie than the original. 13, however, looks just like 13 Tzameti but in color and with American actors. Nevertheless, odds are you never saw the original, and a movie about a Russian Roulette betting circle doesn’t come along every day.
I was a big fan of 13 Tzameti, and you don’t have to push me to see a movie with Michael Shannon acting crazy, so I’ll check this out.[Via Coming Soon, via Yahoo Movies]