by: S. Scott Stanikmas
Nicholas Winding Refn’s films are interesting to say the least. Drive was a superbly done piece of cinema while Only God Forgives was…an underrated film? But his next project, The Neon Demon, looks like it could be Refn’s rebound film.
Variety is reporting that Amazon Studios (of Amazon.com) has picked up the distribution rights to the film. The studio is eyeballing a 2016 release with both theatrical bows and a premiere on their Amazon Prime platform.
On top of that, we’ve got the first official look at star Elle Fanning in all her bloody glory (or is that “gory”):
The film follows and aspiring model (Fanning) who moves to Los Angeles seeking fame and fortune. What she finds is a group of beauty-obsessed women who want to devour her youth and looks.
Alongside Fanning we can expect to see Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Christina Hendricks, Desmond Harrington, Karl Glusman and Keanu Reeves.
Refn is joining a talented list of filmmakers that Amazon is partnering with. Spike Lee and Terry Gilliam also have projects lined up with the online retailer / streaming service provider. Lee’s Chi-raq just recently had a trailer released and Gilliam is signed on for “future projects.”