Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film, The Neon Demon, has been picked up by Amazon studios for a theatrical release! The horror film will see a (likely very limited) release sometime next summer, and it stars Elle Fanning as a young model in Los Angeles who “finds herself in a group of beauty-obsessed women who will go to any lengths to have what she has.”
The Neon Demon also stars Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, and Drive‘s Christina Hendricks.
After falling madly in love with Refn’s Only God Forgives, this has become one of my most anticipated releases of 2016. I believe Refn is one of the most talented visual storytellers working in genre cinema today, and the more he continues to piss off critics and throw blood and gore all over beautiful people like Ryan Gosling, Elle Fanning, and Christina Hendricks, the more excited I am to see whatever he’s got coming.