Netflix has just released the trailer for the US version of “The Guilty”, adapted from the Danish film. And it promises a remake true to the spirit of the original feature film.
The Guilty of Denmark in the USA
Released in 2018, the Danish film The Guilty took us on board during a night alongside a police officer responsible for receiving emergency calls. Called by a woman victim of kidnapping, he had to trust his instincts and his imagination to try to help him. The feature film impressed audiences and critics alike when it was released.
And it didn’t take long for a remake to get underway in the United States. Antoine Fuqua produced this new version, adapting a screenplay by the creator of True Detective, Nic Pizzolatto. To take the role of the policeman at the center of the plot, the director to choose Jake Gyllenhaal after having already directed it in Rage in the belly.
A trailer loyal in the spirit of the original film
After a first teaser a few days ago, Netflix has just unveiled the trailer for the remake of The Guilty. And the images that we discover there are in the tradition of Danish film. Jake Gyllenhaal responds to calls that are apparently not so alarming. Until a young woman asks him to help her before announcing that she is going to die, and to hang up. Then follow moments of tension and a feeling of urgency in the face of the situation. Fuqua also does not seem to have underestimated the importance of sound, an essential element of the original feature film.
Towards a new fat performance of Jake Gyllenhaal?
Such a film also relies heavily on the performance of the lead actor, who occupies the screen alone for most of the story. In this sense, we can trust the choice of the director to have entrusted the role to Gyllenhaal, recognized by many as one of the best actors of his generation. And the trailer seems to prove the filmmaker right. Because the actor immediately plunges us into the story thanks to his performance on his few minutes of images.
It won’t be long before you discover the US version of The Guilty since the film will be put online 1er next October on Netflix.