So, miracles are possible, or what? Apparently they are, because we’ve just learned that Gela Babluani
is finally picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay.
Yeah, as you see, it wasn’t enough that this Babluani’s directorial debut 13 Tzameti
won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival
as well as two awards at the 2005 Venice Film Festival
. Sometimes you just have to wait for the right moment I guess…
So, let’s get this straight – 13
is the English-language remake of the 2005 French movie 13 Tzameti
also directed by Babluani, the man who brought us the original version.
It centers on a young man Vince (Sam Riley
), who has decided to follow instructions intended for someone else, without knowing where they will take him. When he reaches his destination, he discovers he’s enlisted to be a numbered participant in an underworld Russian roulette competition where gamblers place bets on the contestants. The potential payoff is so high he goes through with it despite the long odds of survival.
Movie has quite interesting cast which includes Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Michael Shannon, Ray Winstone, Alexander Skarsgard, Wayne Duvall
and 50 Cent
13 is already listed as opening up on one screen in L.A. on October 28 at the Laemmle Theaters and its Blu-Ray release is already slotted for a week later on November 8, so I guess now is the right time to ask you – anyone excited about this one?