Another New UK Teaser for Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon'
"I am dangerous." This film looks crazy! But I'm excited to see it. Like some kind of wicked mix of Beyond the Black Rainbow and Suspiria with a dash of Elle Fanning. After it was announced that Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon will be world premiering at the Cannes Film Festival this year, Amazon Studios dropped the first official teaser trailer. Now Icon Films in the UK has followed up with their brief 30-second teaser for The Neon Demon and it's quite different. There's a weird symbol that pops up on screen every few seconds, plus more violence and eerie imagery and other creepy women. There's a shot of Keanu Reeves. And there's some nudity, so don't watch this one at work. Compare it to the first US trailer here and enjoy.
Here's the alternate UK teaser for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, direct from Icon's YouTube:
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. The Neon Demon is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, of Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives previously. It will premiere at Cannes 2016, then Amazon will release the film in June. Thoughts?