Stars, a frantic race against time and explosive scenes: this action film will be Netflix’s next hit

Stars a frantic race against time and explosive scenes this

Netflix is ​​releasing the remake of an explosive action film that has all the ingredients to captivate the streaming platform’s subscribers.

French action films and series are particularly popular on streaming platforms, as demonstrated by the stratospheric success ofAka (Netflix’s 6th most popular non-English film of all time), Lupine (3rd most popular non-English series on Netflix) or Black hearts (one of the most popular series on Prime Video in 2023). This week, Netflix subscribers can discover a muscular new French production that has all the ingredients for success.

Before being a Netflix production, The wages of fear is first of all a great classic of the seventh art, directed by Henri-Georges Clouzot and released in 1953, which won the Palme d’Or and the Golden Bear the same year (and it is the only film of the the story of having accomplished this feat). This new version is produced by Julien Leclercq, author of numerous muscular successes such as the series Robbers, Sentinel or the film Lucas with Jean-Claude Van Damme.

The Netflix remake of Wages of Fear takes up the plot of the book by the writer Georges Arnaud, at the origin of Clouzot’s film: a shock team has the mission of transporting two trucks filled with explosives into the desert, in a hostile region. Their objective: to explode an oil well which has caught fire and directly threatens the lives of the population of a refugee camp. They only have 20 hours to safely transport 200 kilos of explosives 800 kilometers away.

On the casting side, Yves Montand, Charles Vanel and Peter van Eyck are now giving way to real action movie stars: Franck Gastambide and Alban Lenoir. The first was a hit around the world with his film Medellin, on Amazon. The second is the headliner of all recent action productions, Aka, Antigang And Lost bullet on your mind. They are also supported by Ana Girardot (The flame) and Sofiane Zermani (better known as Fianso).

You would have understood it, The Wages of Fear brings together absolutely all the ingredients to be a hit on Netflix: a story already anchored in the collective imagination, a frantic and breathtaking race against the clock, explosive and spectacular action sequences, all served by a very popular cast to subscribers. To discover The wages of fear version 2024, go to the subscription streaming platform from March 29, 2024.