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Watch: Trailer For Jean Dujardin's 2004 Heist Flick 'Le Convoyeur' That's Getting A Hollywood Remake

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by Kevin Jagernauth
December 7, 2012 12:27 PM
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Le Convoyeur

Believe it or not, before he swept the cinema world off its feet with his turn in "The Artist," Jean Dujardin made other movies, and he was perhaps best known as the lead in the spy spoof 'OSS 117' flicks. But it seems producer Joel Silver has been using that new all region DVD player he got on Black Friday, as he's set to remake "Le Convoyeur," a 2004 heist flick starring Dujardin.

Let's face it, Dujardin's name has little to do with why this is being remade (though it probably helps put an extra shine to it). Hollywood wants stuff they can easily translate and looks like easy box office, and this trailer for "Le Convoyeur" reveals it's exactly that: an action thriller with a sympathetic lead that looks like something Mark Wahlberg would release in Febraury. Anyway, the story centers on a father whose son accidentally gets killed as an innocent bystander during an armored car robbery. Suspecting an inside job, the father takes a job with the same company to get his revenge (man, HR really failed on that background check).

This project has been kicking around for a while with Andrew Kevin Walker ("Se7en") and David Ayer ("Training Day," "End of Watch") having penned drafts in the past. Now Silver Pictures will try to make it happen and are currently seeking a new scribe to take the film, which is now called "Cash Truck" (LOL). Anyway, maybe someone will drop a version of this movie with English subtitles on home video already? We're kind of curious. Watch below. [THR]

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  • GUEST | December 8, 2012 8:18 AMReply

    Kelly, the movie is actually seekable, just without subtitles. For those, you have to seek the Convoyeur .srt file for your language. And use VLC media player. Le Convoyeur is a dark little movie focusing on the mental toll taken by the security guards transporting money : underpaid, underprotected, undertrained by their company, but authorized to kill and having millions in cash going throught their hands everyday. It is not action packed. It's a dark (if not desperate), minimalist, social, tense thriller with bursts of brutal action. I don't see the US remake being anything like it.

  • jingmei | December 8, 2012 2:18 AMReply

    Personally think Little White Lies should be remade, also can be possibly directed by Guillaume Canet himself.

  • Kelly | December 8, 2012 1:42 AMReply

    I've been trying to get my hands on a copy of this movie for months. I'm willing to stream, download, or buy a physical copy for a reasonable price. It drives me nuts that so many foreign and classic films are unavailable.

  • GUEST | December 7, 2012 3:17 PMReply

    "an action thriller with a sympathetic lead that looks like something Mark Wahlberg would release in Febraury. Anyway, the story centers on a father whose son accidentally gets killed as an innocent bystander during an armored car robbery. Suspecting an inside job, the father takes a job with the same company to get his revenge (man, HR really failed on that background check)." ---- HOLY SPOILER ! LOL ! No there is no sympathetic lead in "Le Convoyeur". The lead (who is actually Albert Dupontel, not Jean Dujardin) is a guy who gets hired by a security company and seems focused, asocial and potentially wild. And the whole movie is about following him in the job and discovering his intentions (is he a infiltrated robber, an infiltrated cop, someone with another motive) as new attacks of armored trucks happen and new informations are revealed. Don't know what the remake will make out of that, but if they keep the main story intact, I doubt the new pitch would reveal that much. Lol.

  • GUEST | December 7, 2012 3:25 PM

    Continuing - ... and if the new pitch does, it will just be another Hollywood remake, destroying the nice mechanic of the original to make a crappy movie.

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