News: Nicholas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives Bloody Preview Description And Pics
Only God Forgives is Nicholas Winding Refn’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to Drive. Refn once again pairs with Ryan Gosling in the tale of a gangster and a Bangkok police officer who settle their differences with a Thai-boxing match. We’ve gotten some behind the scenes pics from the shoot and a very violent description of one of the scenes. Let’s get to it.
Ain’t it Cool News were invited to see a brief preview clip of the film. Here’s what they saw – “The footage opened with a long dolly shot down a dark and exotic hallway, overlaid with titles in a foreign language I’m pretty sure was Thai. As you can imagine, already not fully understanding the intro, I was a bit confused.
It was also confusing that the dolly tracks were still visible on the floor. I’d guess those will be removed digitally in the finished film, but they oddly fit with the gaudy font and foreign titles, so maybe they were intentionally left in.”
“There’s not a whole lot to the footage, honestly. The camera finds a room in what now seems to be a club of some sort, possibly a high-end strip club. Two Thai men in white suits sit laughing on a long couch in one corner, Gosling sits in another staring at a nervous looking girl holding a microphone. She’s not singing or looking like she’s about to sing, just standing there looking sad and lost in her thoughts.
Gosling stands abruptly, walks calmly over to the two Thai men having a good time and proceeds to smash one of the men’s drinks into this face, shattering the glass against his teeth.
Punches are thrown, Gosling dominating the fight, which continues out into the hall where Gosling grabs the hurt man by THE MOUTH (he’s lying on the floor, gasping in pain and Gosling just goes ahead and sticks his hand into the dude’s mouth and drags him down the hall by his upper jaw) and throws him out of the building.
The man’s friend kicks Gosling from behind, they brawl and Gosling ends up not only beating them both, he decides that’s not enough and removes his belt and starts a-whippin’.”
Sounds like it shares Drive‘s ultra-violence, but that’s hardly unexpected is it? In other news, Refn is tipped to direct an adaption of 2000AD’s classic Button Man. Telling the tale of Harry Exton, a hired killer whom enters a competition to face other hired killers in a battle to the death. Funded by a super-wealthy elite, when Exton wants out he finds he can’t and his only course of action is to kill the millionaires who fund the sport. Sounds right up Refn’s street.
Only God Forgives doesn’t have a UK release date as of yet but I’m desperately looking forward to it.
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