Mata shooting of Papillon remake completed
Filming in Malta on the remake of the 1973 classic film Papillon which starred Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen - was wrapped up last week.
The new version of Papillon was mainly filmed at the water tanks in Kalkara and in Rabat.
The producers thanked the Malta Film Commission for their extensive support to the production and for their assistance with the specialist facilities offered by the water tanks. They also thanked the Maltese crew who worked on the shoot.
Tourism Minister Edward Zammit Lewis said that the film industry is going strong with a total of 16 international productions happening in Malta in 2016. Many jobs are being created and millions of euros are being injected in the economy.
Directed by Michael Noer (Northwest, R) and scripted by Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, The Red Road), Papillon stars Charlie Hunnam (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, The Lost City of Z, Crimson Peak) in the title role, with Emmy Award winner Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master) as Louis Dega. Based on convicted felon and fugitive Henri Charriere’s best-selling 1969 memoir. The story was last bought to the big screen in 1973 starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.
Papillon is a Red Granite Pictures production, with Joey McFarland, Riza Aziz, David Koplan, Ram Bergman and Roger Corbi producing.