The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
Based on the international best-selling autobiographic books “Papillon” and “Banco”, the film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière, 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, who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape.
Taking away from having seen the 1973 feature that starred Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, I must say that I am intrigued about Noer’s direction here in this upcoming feature version. The script has been penned by Prisoners writer Aaron Guzikowski, with Michael Noer directing. The film also stars Nina Senicar, Roland Møller, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson, Michael Socha, Ian Beattie, Yorick van Wageningen, Nikola Kent and Petar Cirica.
Papillon is scheduled for cinematic release on the 24th August 2018.