Director Nicolas Winding Refn's Next Film is Called 'The Neon Demon'
Over the summer, we learned that the next film from Only God Forgives and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn would be I Walk with the Dead, the long-gestating horror film that once had Carey Mulligan attached to star. It sounds like that project is still the director's next film, but Variety has word that it will now be called The Neon Demon. The project will be available to buyers at the American Film Market coming up, and the description of the film matches what we'd previously heard about the project, though the cast wasn't announced and the female star is "soon-to-be-announced," so it may not be Mulligan.
Here's the official promo poster for the film's sale at AFM:
Here's what Refn said about the project:
“One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making ‘Drive’ and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of ‘The Neon Demon.'”
The film will shoot in Los Angeles early next year with a script Refn wrote himself with Mary Laws and a release planned for sometime in 2016. Refn will also produce with his Valhalla Rising and Only God Forgives producer Lene Borglum by way of their join banner Space Rocket. As previously reported, Wild Bunch and Gaumont are behind the film, and they're likely to continue working with Refn in the future as well. The cast is expected to be announced before the end of the year, so stay tuned to see who will lead Refn's next film, which should continue his streak of provoking, original storytelling.