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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Whoa....Elle Fanning is the bomb diggy. I'll check this out

TheOct8pus on Nov 9, 2015


Always, always excited to see what Refn is doing. His films always illicit a strong reaction from me, positive or otherwise. DIG.

DAVIDPD on Nov 9, 2015


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.

DAVIDPD on Nov 9, 2015


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.

DAVIDPD on Nov 10, 2015

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