The first time that the book Papillon was adapted for the big screen was in 1973, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, and with a screenplay written by Dalton Trumbo (yes, the one they made a movie about). This time around, the film stars Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek and it looks like it could be as riveting an adventure as the original.

Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco”, the film 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. 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.

Here’s the trailer to the original film from the original film:

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