Rising Director Ben Wheatley Tapped For “The Wages Of Fear” Remake


Ben+Wheatley+2015+Toronto+International+Film+ww9CqLMoviFlBritish director , whose film Free Fire was just scooped up at AFM for over $3 million, is in talks to write and direct a remake of the seminal film, .

, Wheatley’s wife and collaborator, would also co-write the pic. will produce under his banner while TF1 sells and finances with .

The film will serve as a remake of the 1953 film of the same name, which was an adaptation of Georges Arnaud’s novel. The story follows a group of desperate men who are hired to transport a shipment of highly explosive nitroglycerin across the jungle.

Wheatley’s star-packed Free Fire has put him on the map commercially, exposing the director’s unquestionable talents to mainstream audiences. Free Fire is led by Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor, Sharlto Copley, and Michael Smiley.

Although Wheatley’s reputation precedes Free Fire, as he’s also known for the thriller Kill List, the fantastic dark comedy Sightseers, and A Field In England. Most recently, he helmed the thriller High Rise, which is led by Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, and Luke Evans.

He’s repped by and .


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