Say what you will about him, but Nicolas Winding Refn is one of the most interesting filmmakers working today. After the one-two punch of both Bronson and Drive that announced him onto the film scene as a director to watch out for, the enigmatic filmmaker followed the films up with Only God Forgives which… well, we’re better off just not talking about that one right?
This year, Refn will be returning to the big screen though with The Neon Demon, a Los Angeles set horror story with a predominantly female-led cast that looks like a ritzy mix of the cool aesthetic of Drive with the sinister bloodiness of some of Refn’s weaker projects.
Today, the first trailer for the highly talked about film debuted online as well, and it looks just as batshit crazy as you’d think a horror movie from Refn would be. Check it out below:
Led by Elle Fanning’s character, the trailer itself steadily goes from sterile, well-lit shots of models and possibly actresses working in the Los Angeles scene, to dark, bloody images, and I’m not even sure if I completely want to know what was inside of that almost pitch black bedroom at one point.
One of the film’s stars, Bella Heathcote, teased the film’s plot to me a few months ago as well, and how it follows a group of women desperate and willing to do whatever it takes to stay pitch perfect and beautiful. Despite a real lack of narrative consistency in the trailer itself too, I feel like I know what she meant by that now, and I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the trailer itself.
Remember what I said about Refn being an interesting director? Well, he’s certainly living up to that title.
The Neon Demon does not currently have a release date.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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