Thursday, April 27, 2006

Sigh. They’re remaking (13) Tzameti in English.

Why take a perfectly good film and remake it? To get more people to watch it, since the original is in French and most people are put off by the subtitles. I’ve talked about subtitles before.

The bad news is that the Sundance award-winning French thriller 13 (Tzameti) is to receive (suffer) a Holywood remake in English. Good news: the original director Gela Babluani will be in charge of the remake. There will be some plot alterations and extensions.

As explained in today’s Guardian,
Reviewing Tzameti for its UK release in January, the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw remarked that "this compelling film could well be remade by Hollywood. Make sure you see the original now".


Damien Mulley said...

Ah for fecks sake. Remakes bad. This film not so bad. Good.

Adriana said...

MMMM!!! Let´s be honest...

Why anyone want to watch a remake of an already great movie with already great actors??

A:They haven´t seen the original and probably never will-

I guess you´re right, people don´t seem to be very welcoming of movies in different languages... actually, not welcoming of different "anything" for that matter.