Angry Little God aims to be the most suspenseful movie about a gameshow ever
In 2006, a Thai film was released entitled 13 BELOVED (aka 13: GAME OF DEATH). It was a smash overseas and was eventually bought by The Weinsteins for US distribution. As the Weinsteins tend to do, they focused on remaking the film. It has taken six years, but the new version of the film is finally coming to fruition, courtest of THE LAST EXORCISM director, Daniel Stamm.
The remake will be titled ANGRY LITTLE GOD, which is a great title. How it relates to the plot is unknown at this point. If the remake keeps in line with the source, the plot will follow an indebted man who gets a mysterious phone call telling him he's on a hidden camera game show while also offering him a fortune if he completes thirteen tasks. The man accepts the challenge but is soon over his head as each task is more horrifying than the last.
THE LAST EXORCISM was a decent found footage movie, but I hope they don't use that format for this. I think shooting it on handheld would up the realism, but this should not be a documentary style. I would love to see this movie presented like a reality show complete with title sequences, a game show host, the whole thing. With our current pop culture fixation on reality shows, this would make a great satire.
There is no current start date or release date for the film, but The Hollywood Reporter says that Mark Webber (SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD) is in talks for the lead.
|Extra Tidbit:||There was a great movie called SERIES 7 that satirized reality television. Anyone here seen it?|
|Source:||The Hollywood Reporter|