With two Jason Statham movies opening in the next two months, it looked like the fall was going to be the "season of Statham" until the action thriller Safe moved from October to next March. But taking the place of Safe is director Géla Babluani's 13 to go along with September's Killer Elite.
Set in the world of underground Russian Roulette gambling, 13 is an English-language remake of the 2005 French thriller 13 Tzameti, both of which were directed by Babluani. The original won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2006, while the English-language version was shot in 2008 and disappeared after premiering at the South By Southwest Festival last March, outside of a trailer last November. With a cast that includes Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Michael Shannon, True Blood's Alexander Skarsgård, Entourage's Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Dexter's David Zayas, did 13 deserved to sit on a shelf for almost two years? Only one way to find out. watch the trailer >> Posted 09.16.11 by Ryan