Daniel Stamm, director of “The Last Exorcism” and the upcoming “The Darkness”, will also be adding the thriller “Angry Little God” to his resume, with Dimension Films announcing today that they’ve picked up the movie for Stateside distribution.
“Angry Little God” is a remake of the Thai horror flick “13: Game of Death”, a movie that I saw years ago and was more than a little bit disgusted by. (You can heck out the trailer for it below.) The remake will be directed by Stamm, from a script by he and David Birke.
The remake, like the original, will follow “a bright but meek social services coordinator who’s drowning in debt and desperate as he’s about to marry the love of his life. He receives a mysterious phone call informing him that he’s on a hidden camera game show where he must execute 13 tasks to receive a cash prize of over $6,000,000. He accepts the challenge, but even with thousands of dollars suddenly appearing in his bank account, he realizes he’s in over his head. Trapped into the horrors manipulated by unseen spectators, his need to complete the game escalates as the tasks grow more extreme, to a devastating point of no return.”
The Thai original went pretty damn far in an attempt to gross out the audience, so it’ll be interesting to see how far Stamm and company are willing to go.
Jason Blum of Blumhouse Pictures, the folks behind small-budget-big-returns movies like the “Paranormal Activity” franchise and “Insidious” will produce.