Watch: Quick Teaser for Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'
Time for a quick tease - a very quick tease, only 20 seconds, if even that. Our friends at SlashFilm recently stumbled across a teaser clip/trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives, the next film from Refn also starring Ryan Gosling again. We've been hearing about this one for a while, since it filmed in Bangkok, Thailand back in early 2012 with Gosling looking beat to hell. The teaser sheds very little light on the "Thai-set revenge" story, but it obviously involves some kickboxing, guns, masks and also Kristin Scott Thomas, plus Vithaya Pansringarm with a sword. It's barely much, but looks great, I'm sold enough.
Julian (Gosling) lives in exile in Bangkok where he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family's drugs smuggling operation. When Julian's brother is killed their mother, Jenna (Scott Thomas), arrives in the city. She wants revenge and to find the killer. Julian's contacts in the criminal underworld lead him to The Angel of Vengeance (Pansringarm), a retired police officer who knows everything and is both Judge and Punisher. Jenna demands that Julian kill The Angel of Vengeance, an act that will cost him dearly.
Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive) writes & directs Only God Forgives, a film that been described as a modern "East meets West" western, about a kickboxer-turned-gangster (played by Gosling) in Thailand who must fight to avenge the murder of his brother. We expect to see this at Cannes 2013 and released later in the fall.