As the film with Steve Mc Queen is started to date, already 44 years, an American film company decided to maintain Papillon’s legend by making a new film about him.
Hollywood then took possession of the subject and got ready to make the whole planet dream again.
The film is produced by the company : Red Granite Pictures.
This young company was created by two friends in 2010, Riza Aziz, president, and Joey Mc Farland, vice-president.
Red Granit Pictures has already produced several films including “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo Di Caprio, which significantly contributed to its recognition.
It seems that this new film on Papillon is the most personal project of Joey Mc Farland.
The first week of January 2013, he called me. We met a few weeks later in Paris. At that time, Red Granite Pictures was only at the very beginning of this project, thinking hard about possible approaches. After we met, they proposed me to sign in April 2014 a consultant contract for the pre-production of the film. I had to send them pictures of Henri Charrière at all ages of his life and provide them with all documents that could contribute to a better knowledge of the character, at least physically.
My commitment was restricted by this sole mission.
I didn’t read the screenplay nor did I take part in the production of the film.
I don’t have any other information than those found on the Internet.
We can sum them up as follows :
The screenplayer is Aaron Guzikowski.
The producer is Mickael Noer (Danish).
The main actors are Charlie Hunnam as Papillon and Rami Malek as Dega. The actors Roland Moller and Tommy Flanagan are also playing roles but I don’t know which ones…
The shooting took place in the autumn 2016, partly in Serbia and in Montenegro.
At the moment I don’t know anything about the project’s progress and the release date of the film… Some talk about 2017 !
So this page is still under development.….