Yes, somebody has remade the classic Steve McQueen film. Watch the trailer...
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco", the film follows the epic true 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. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with a convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape.
Starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek in the roles made famous by Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman respectively in the 1973 version of the film, and directed by Danish director Michael Noer, the film has so far gathered good reviews from Film Festivals. It's getting a cinema release in the US on 24th August but as yet no UK date has been announced.
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