Check out the new trailer for Michael Haneke’s Funny Games. It’s a remake of 1997′s Funny Games which Haneke also wrote and directed. Both films follow a family vacationing at their lakeside summer home who get taken hostage by two young, well dressed men masquerading as friends of the neighbors. What follows is a violent, slow building suspense film that experiments with narrative as well as audience interaction and expectation. Expect a limited U.S. release on February 15, 2008.
Below is the trailer for the 1997 version which, when paired with the new trailer, seems to imply Haneke created a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the film… and cryogenically froze the actor who played the son.