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While writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn has spent the bulk of his career making films based on his own scripts, from the Pusher trilogy he made early in his career to the recently released Only God Forgives, that hasn't always exclusively been the case. Drive, the film many would consider the director's best work, was actually penned by screenwriter Hossein Amini based on the book by James Sallis - and now for Refn's next project he will once again be asking for outside help in the writing department. London's Evening Standard has learned that Polly Stenham, an up-and-coming playwright in the UK, has been tasked with writing the script for Refn's next work, an "all female horror film" that will be titled I Walk With The Dead. It would seem that at least part of the reason why the director has hired a female writer is because of his personal »
A new poster for Only God Forgives has been released.
Ryan Gosling reunites with Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn on the Bangkok-set thriller, in which he plays a retired boxer and gangster who runs a boxing club as a front for his family's criminal dealings.
After his brother is murdered by a brutal Thai police officer, the boys' overbearing mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) forces him to seek out revenge.
The film debuted to a divided critical reception at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
Only God Forgives is released on July 19 in the Us, and August 2 in the UK.
Watch Gosling discussing the film with Digital Spy below: »
Author James Sallis, who wrote the novel upon which Refn's 2011 thriller was based, published his follow-up novel Driven last year.
Despite Sallis's claim that a movie adaptation of Driven is in the pipeline, Refn told The Playlist that the film will never be made.
"It's never gonna happen. The movie's not gonna get made, because they don't have the key elements," he said, referring to himself and lead actor Ryan Gosling.
Asked what advice he would give to the filmmakers if a sequel should go ahead with him, Refn responded: "Don't do it! Don't do it. Well, what would they do?"
Refn and Gosling's latest collaboration Only God Forgives opens in the UK on August 2, and in the Us on July 19.
> Only God Forgives reviews: Critics »
Because music fans are back to loving vinyl for their enjoyment of music, every now and then, a special release of various albums gets the record treatment. Once such soundtrack is the celebrated and loved collection of music used in the Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. In addition to getting a cool vinyl reissue, Mondo artist Tyler Stout designed the artwork for the LP which will be sold through an exhibit at Mondo's gallery in Austin on March 15th and on March 22nd through their website. In addition, a full poster with this artwork will be sold at the gallery, and might be made available online at some point. Poster below! Here's Tyler Stout's poster for Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive via Pitchfork: Drive is directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn, of the Pusher trilogy, Bronson and Valhalla Rising previously. The screenplay was written by Hossein Amini (The Four Feathers, »
- Ethan Anderton
4 items from 2013
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