The incredibly dark Thai thriller, 13: Game of Death, was a terrific piece of shocking and at times chillingly comical cinema. The film came at the height of the Asian invasion when horror and all things brutal and nasty were being unleashed on the UK almost weekly. 13: Game of Death was one of the better one’s of the wave of Asian Extreme cinema, and while I am not usually one for remakes, I am excited about this one. Check out the recent press release from Dimension Films which has all the details you need:
Dimension Films has announced its acquisition of U.S. distribution rights to the psychological thriller ANGRY LITTLE GOD from director Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism). IM Global will finance and produce the film, an English-language remake of the Thai thriller 13: GAME OF DEATH, alongside Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik and Kiki Miyake. Jason Blum of Blumhouse (SINISTER, INSIDIOUS, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY) will executive produce with Somsak Techaratanaprasert.
Stamm and his writing partner, David Birke, adapted the script from the original film, which follows a bright but meek social services coordinator who’s drowning in debt and desperate as he’s about to marry the love of his life. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of over $6,000,000. He accepts the challenge, but even with thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, he realizes he’s in over his head. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, his need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme to a devastating point of no return.
“I was blown away by Daniel Stamm’s direction in THE LAST EXORCISM and have wanted to work with him ever since,” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “We look forward to bringing his suspenseful ANGRY LITTLE GOD to American audiences.”
“Dimension is the perfect distributor for this kind of edgy genre material in the hands of a proven talent like Daniel. We’re looking forward to the ride,” said IM Global CEO Stuart Ford.
The deal was negotiated for Dimension Films by David Glasser, COO, The Weinstein Company, and on behalf of the film by IM Global’s Ford and President of Sales Jonathan Deckter.
By Matt Wavish