New Photo from Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Along with Release News

November 9, 2015
Source: Variety

The Neon Demon

The Neon Demon is coming to screens soon. Variety reports that Amazon Studios has picked up US release rights to Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, The Neon Demon, which has yet to premiere at any festivals. The report states that Amazon is planning to release the film in theaters next summer (2016), so it's not just an Amazon Digital only release, it's them going all out standing behind this film. "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," Refn said about the idea for this film. Elle Fanning stars, along with Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone. See the new photo below while we wait for more.

The Neon Demon Photo

The synopsis is: When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. However, SlashFilm adds that The Neon Demon is actually inspired by Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed. "During her reign of terror 400 years ago, she racked up enough kills to be considered the most prolific female murderer who ever lived. Legend has it she bathed in the blood of virgins to keep herself beautiful." One of the people desperate to take her youth is Sarah (Abbey Lee), the "cool ringleader" who wants to devour Jesse in the film. Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon isn't set to premiere until 2016.

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  • TheOct8pus
    Whoa....Elle Fanning is the bomb diggy. I'll check this out
  • Bo
    Well, when I first saw Bronson I knew that whoever this filmmaker was he was certainly unique and intense and I couldn't wait to see his future films. Same for the actor, Tom Hardy. I certainly have not been disappointed by either. I was extremely impressed with Valhalla Rising and still think it's one of the best films of the last decade or so. Drive was a miss for me as I think Refn's unique individualistic take on it wasn't as satisfying, to me, as the book was. I think I'm the only one that 'got' and really liked Only God Forgives. My friends still have not forgiven me for liking that film; especially as much as I I'm not a huge fan of horror films unless they are of the caliber of Kubrick's The Shining, but I will certainly give this newest one from Refn a shot just because it's him and I dig his work. The story synopsis is intriguing so I look forward to it. Thanks for the update on this, Alex.
      VALHALLA RISING was indeed a triumph. The second time I watched I used a nice home theatre setup with the volume pushed way up. What a treat to hear the crunch of bone and the spatter of freshly spilt hemoglobin.
      • Bo
        Ummmmm...okay. Using a little irony here David to voice your displeasure with this great, great film? Eh?
        • DAVIDPD
          Oh, Bo. I completely misinterpreted my comment. Oh well. That is life on the internet. I genuinely like VR for everything it is. Violence and all. This is not said with sarcasm, nor irony. The sound design of that film is incredible. I actually did not use my home theatre but it was a friend's at the time. A top of the line one from Germany, I think. // I have also seen THE SALVATION as well. Great flick.
          • Bo
            Well, okay. Thanks for clearing that up for me, David. I thought you were being sarcastic and using irony, which I greatly appreciate, to voice your displeasure. Which was cool with me. Good to realize that you actually really like VR as I obviously share that sentiment. Same with The Salvation. I loved Eva Green in that film! Cheers!
    Always, always excited to see what Refn is doing. His films always illicit a strong reaction from me, positive or otherwise. DIG.




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