A “Papillon” Remake Is In The Works

Red Granite is developing a remake of the classic 1973 Steve McQueen prison drama “Papillon”.

Based on the autobiography by the French convict Henri Charriere and the final screenplay of acclaimed writer Dalton Trumbo, McQueen played a criminal who is unjustly convicted of murder in 1930s France and condemned to life in a South American prison.

Dustin Hoffman played a counterfeiter who agrees to finance Papillon’s prison escapes in exchange for protection in prison. Danish director Michael Noer is attached to helm the remake from a script by Aaron Guzikowski (“Prisoners”).

Riza Aziz, Joey McFarland, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi will produce.

Source: Variety