Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated remake of “The Wages of Fear,” an action thriller that originally came out in France in 1953. The popular streaming platform is set to premiere the film on March 29.
The official synopsis for the upcoming remake highlights a gripping tale. “In the heart of a desert, in proximity to a refugee camp, an oil well becomes ablaze, posing a grave threat to the lives of the inhabitants. The company overseeing the well is left with one option to prevent disaster: explode the oil well using nitroglycerin within the span of 24 hours. They rally a dedicated team to transport 200 kg of explosives in two trucks across an 800 km stretch,” the synopsis reads.
The team is left with less than 20 hours to carry out their mission. In this time, they must navigate rebel-controlled hostile zones, trek through minefields, and traverse rough terrain in two trucks filled to the brim with nitroglycerin. The narrative is set against the backdrop of a crucial countdown.
Casting and Production Details of ‘The Wages of Fear’ Remake
The remake of “The Wages of Fear” is in the capable hands of French director Julien Leclercq, known for “Ganglands,” who co-wrote the screenplay with Hamid Hlioua. The story is derived from Georges Arnaud’s novel published in 1950, carrying the same title. The leading stars of the film include Franck Gastambide of “Restless,” Alban Lenoir from “Taken,” Ana Girardot of “Escobar: Paradise Lost,” and Sofiane Zermani, known for “No Limit.” The joint producers of the project are Leclercq and Julien Madon.
“The Wages of Fear” remake is shaping up as a must-watch, combining a tense and explosive narrative with a notable cast and experienced directors. Remember to save the date for its Netflix premiere on March 29. For more exciting movie news, updates, and reviews, head to HitPlay.