Director Julien Leclercq is not afraid to tackle a mountain of the seventh art. He has just finished shooting a remake of Henri-Georges Clouzot's Wages of Fear, a film that won a Palme d'Or at Cannes in 1953, the year of its release. This undeniable masterpiece brought together Yves Montand and Charles Vanel who will himself be rewarded with the prize for male interpretation in the Cannes competition.
On social networks, part of the distribution of the film The Wages of Fear, version 2024, – the scheduled date of its release -, has also been revealed. Franck Gastambide (Les Kaïra, Taxi 5), Alban Lenoir (Gueule d'ange), Ana Girardot (An ideal man) and rapper Sofia Zermani (Off season) will have the heavy task of trying to make people forget the legendary actors chosen by Henri -George Clouzot.
The Wages of Fear by Henri-Georges Clouzot in 1953, with Yves Montand, Charles Vanel, Véra Clouzot, Folco Lulli, Peter van Eyck...
This remake must be released on the Netflix platform. It is produced by Labyrinthe Films and TF1 studio. As for the screenplay, it was co-written by Julien Leclercq and Hamid Ioulia. For the director of the Braqueurs series, this new reading of the eponymous novel The Wages of Fear by Georges Arnaud (1949) represents quite a challenge. He admitted it in an official press release: “Bringing these talents together around the reboot of such a film, for worldwide distribution with Netflix, forces me to put all my heart and all my guts into it. The ambition is immense”.
The pitch of the film tells the crazy adventure of four men ready to take insane risks, that is to say, ferry trucks filled to the brim with nitroglycerin, to earn a substantial bounty. Faced with danger, some will show their courage and others their spinelessness... When it was released, this thriller by Clouzot (Le Corbeau, Quai des Orfèvres, Les diabolics, L'Enfer...) was a triumph by attracting cinemas some seven million spectators. The critics, as enthusiastic as the public, showered him with awards. In addition to the two prestigious awards from the Cannes Film Festival already mentioned, the film will receive the Golden Bear in Berlin and the Méliès Prize. A record that remains unmatched to this day.