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ScotterpopsTue Sep-05-17 12:19 AM
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"The Wages of Fear, The Sorcerer and ..."
Tue Sep-05-17 12:19 AM by Scotterpops

          

Hi gang, long time no post. Some of you may be annoyed by this, but as it happens I'm still alive, sorry.

Anyway, are any of you cranky old malcreants movie buffs? I'm trying to remember if there was a second remake of a movie called The Wages of Fear (original release in the U.S. in about 1955). I know there was one remake released in about 1977 called The Sorcerer, directed by William Friedland and starring Roy Scheider.

I could swear though that there was a second remake, probably released in the early to mid 2000s. Am I crazy? Anyone remember it, or is my misspent adolescence in the 60s coming back to haunt me (again)?



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KJTTue Sep-05-17 02:59 AM
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#1. "RE: The Wages of Fear, The Sorcerer and ..."
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Crazy? Who knows!

Mistaken? Probably.

According to this from 2015: "Now, a third take on the material is on the way. Ben Wheatley, the twisted genius behind Kill List, Sightseers, and A Field in England, is in talks to remake The Wages of Fear and we’re oddly cool about it.".


Link: http://www.slashfilm.com/wages-of-fear-remake-ben-wheatley/

Jim.

  

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ScotterpopsTue Sep-05-17 01:47 PM
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#2. "RE: The Wages of Fear, The Sorcerer and ..."
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Thanks Jim. I must've seen a blurb about the planned remake.



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Bob GWed Sep-06-17 12:51 AM
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#3. "RE: The Wages of Fear, The Sorcerer and ..."
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I'm too lazy to look it up, but you're post doesn't make sense to me.

The original WoF is a foreign film, and insanely enjoyable. The only domestic remake I know of stared Brian Keith and Efrem Zimbalist IIRC.

Basically, I can't tell if you're referring to the real original or the first remake when you reference 1955.

Looked it up - Violent Road is the '58 remake of the original WoF ('53.)

  

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ScotterpopsSat Sep-09-17 10:34 PM
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#4. "RE: The Wages of Fear, The Sorcerer and ..."
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Thanks Bob. The Sorcerer was a remake of the original French movie (set in South America) Wages of Fear. Friedkin (sp?) simply titled his version differently.

Both the original and the Friedkin remake are superb movies, well worth seeing. I Netflix them occasionally, and I'm looking forward to the remake currently in the pipeline that Jim referred to above.



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