The 2006 Thai film, 13: Game of Death, is brilliant. If you have not seen it then may I suggest you do before the remake comes out. The violent but often hysterical film see’s a man who has lost his job and is in serious debt be offered a way out. If he can complete 13 tasks for a gameshow, his life could change. The tasks are simple to begin with, but get increasingly more violent and nasty as the film goes on.
Daniel Stamm (The Last Exorcism) is directing the remake, which is a good thing, and originally the film was to be called Angry Little God. Set to premiere at the SXSW film festival in March, the remake has just released its first poster, image and announced its name change to 13 Sins.
13 Sins is written and directed by Daniel Stamm, with David Birke co-writing. The cast includes Ron Perlman, Mark Webber, Devon Graye, Richard Burgi, Tom Bower, Rutina Wesley and Pruitt Taylor Vince.
A cryptic phone call sets off a dangerous game of risks for Elliot, a down-on-his luck salesman. The game promises increasing rewards for completing 13 tasks, each more sinister than the last.
SXSW 2014 screenings:
Friday, March 7 – 11:59PM – 1:27AM
Stateside Theatre, 719 Congress Ave.
Thursday, March 13 – 11:59PM – 1:27AM
Friday, March 14 – 11:59PM – 1:27AM