First Trailer for 'Papillon' Remake with Charlie Hunnam & Rami Malek

May 22, 2018
Source: YouTube

Papillon Trailer

"A great escape. An incredible true story." Bleecker Street Media has unveiled an official US trailer for the film Papillon, a remake of the 1973 film Papillon starring Steve McQueen as Henri "Papillon" Charrière. Both films tell the same story of a French safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. This film seems to tell his entire life story of how he got there and how he escapes, while the original 1973 film focuses mostly on his time on the island and eventual escape with another prisoner. The cast of this Papillon film includes Rami Malek, Eve Hewson, Roland Møller, Michael Socha, Christopher Fairbank, Brian Vernel, and Ian Beattie. This looks like a thrilling, harrowing prison film that tells a very impressive life story - but I don't think it will top the original. Not too much buzz out of TIFF last year where it first premiered. Dive in.

Here's the first official trailer (+ new poster) for Michael Noer's Papillon, direct from YouTube:

Papillon Movie

A prisoner detained on a remote island plots his escape. A remake of the 1973 film Papillon. Follows the epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Papillon is directed by Danish filmmaker Michael Noer, director of the feature films R, Northwest, and Key House Mirror previously. The screenplay is written by Aaron Guzikowski, based on Henri Charrière's book. This first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. Bleecker Street will release Noer's Papillon movie in select theaters starting August 24th at the end of the summer season. Who's interested in seeing the film?

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Charlie who? OH the guy who ruined the first Pacific Rim movie, I remember him now!

CyraNOSE on May 22, 2018


If he ruined the first, who ruined the second?

rickvanr on May 22, 2018


I don't understand why he keeps getting work.

grimjob on May 22, 2018


Just another in what appears to be an unneeded and unnecessary remake that no one was asking for. Eg. Ben Hur!

Bill Migicovsky on May 22, 2018


Of course, Mcqueen and Hoffman can't be topped here. But I'm interested for Malek's performance. I'm glad he's getting interesting roles ...

shiboleth on May 22, 2018


Christ, who makes these trailers ? I switched off after 1min40sec Its the entire film in chronological order. I doubt I'll ever see this. Looks daft. Loved the original though.

Razzbender on May 22, 2018


Hunnam's mediocrity is going to get hilariously emphasized by Malek's talent here.

grimjob on May 22, 2018


Yeah...Imma just watch the OG again.

DAVIDPD on May 22, 2018


Lol. I was sure to find you here Bo. ;D Poor Hunnam. He can't find his way beyond Sons of Anarchy. It's true that he is hard to love with his very limited emotional range. He can be sad or angry, Oh! he can be sad too. Reminds me of Ryan Gosling. Ooouch!

tarek on May 22, 2018


Dear God...Why???

Sergio on May 22, 2018


Another remake no one asked for. It's incredible how these keep happening...

THE_RAW_ on May 23, 2018


Yeah, this is ridiculous. I'm angry at just how they keep recycling the same ideas. Maybe start looking into those brilliant scripts collecting dust on the shelf that no one had the b@lls to make previously.

THE_RAW_ on May 23, 2018

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