Géla Babluani‘s English language remake of his own wildly overrated, but cult adored “13 Tzameti” has already begun opening overseas but is still without a release date on this side of the ocean and there is probably a good reason. It looks terrible.
While some Russian dubbed clips hit earlier this year, a new trailer has arrived giving us our first proper look at the film and more importantly, allows us to hear the likes of 50 Cent and Mickey Rourke mumble their dialogue in an attempt to speak English. The plot of the film revolves around a young man who stumbles across the craziest high stakes game of Russian roulette you’ll ever seen in your life. To Babluani’s credit, he does seem to found some ways to open up the film a bit more than his pretty much on setting original film. The downside is that it looks just as ridiculous. The real feat here is that the cast is actually pretty good with Sam Riley, Jason Statham, Ray Winstone and Michael Shannon joining Rourke and Fiddy.
The film is being distributed for Paramount Vantage who, for a shuttered studio arm, still remain pretty busy. Watch the trailer after the jump and see if it’s something worth gambling on. [Shadow & Act]