The new trailer for writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives is now available. It’s a much more conventional trailer than we’ve seen previously, but no less powerful for it. If anything, this new cut should help to sell audiences on the brutal revenge thriller whether or not they happen to be fans of Refn and star Ryan Gosling. We get a few new looks at the film’s supporting cast this time around, including the antagonist played by Vithaya Pansringarm, but Kristin Scott Thomas still drives the plot forward with ferocity.
Only God Forgives opens July 19th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
We’ve got new posters to share with you for the following films:
- Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – Thor Freudenthal’s fantasy adventure sequel starring Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Leven Rambin, Jake Abel, Anthony Head, Stanley Tucci and Nathan Fillion opens August 7th.
- Insidious: Chapter 2 – James Wan’s horror sequel starring Rose Byrne, Patrick Wilson, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins, opens September 15th.
- Only God Forgives – Nicolas Winding Refn reteams with Ryan Gosling in this violent revenge thriller that also stars Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm. Only God Forgives opens July 19th.
Hit the jump to see all the new posters.
Today, we’re happy to host the exclusive premiere of a new character poster from writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. The poster features the film’s badass villain, played by Vithaya Pansringarm. Much like Refn’s fantastic previous installment, Drive, his new film also stars Ryan Gosling in the lead role. Playing Julian, an exile living in Bangkok and managing a crooked Thai boxing club, Gosling takes his character on a bloody quest for revenge when his brother Billy is killed.
Be sure to check out the stylish and brutal trailers, as well as these three clips that highlight star Kristin Scott Thomas, all of which only hint at what Refn and Gosling have in store for us this time around. Only God Forgives opens July 19th. Hit the jump to check out our exclusive poster.
If you’re all done listening to one of Hans Zimmer’s tracks for Man of Steel, but you want some good old-fashioned fightin’ music, you might want to check out the recently-released soundtrack list for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives. Featuring original compositions from Drive’s Cliff Martinez, the soundtrack will also include the song You Are My Dream by the Thai band PROUD, which was heard in the film’s trailer. The soundtrack will be released on May 20, 2013 in France, where Only God Forgives will premiere at Cannes. In the U.S., the soundtrack will be released closer to the film’s domestic release date of July 19th.
Only God Forgives stars Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm. Hit the jump to check out the track listing.
The lineup for the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival has been announced. Fox Searchlight’s The Way, Way Back—which marks the directorial debut of Oscar-winning The Descendants screenwriters Jim Rash and Nat Faxon—has been selected as the closing night film, while Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives and the Sundance hits Fruitvale Station and The Spectacular Now will also fill out the festival. Additionally, the fest will host the US premiere of the sci-fi thriller Europa Report starring Sharlto Copley and there will be community screenings of Badlands, Dazed and Confused and John Waters’ Hairspray. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Director Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to his fantastic 2011 film Drive is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month, but three whole clips from Only God Forgives have graciously made their way online a tad early. The film’s red-band trailer promised another intense and gorgeous collaboration between Refn and star Ryan Gosling, and these three clips don’t disappoint. While I’m eager to see what the always-reliable Gosling has in store for us this time around, it’s Kristin Scott Thomas who is the highlight of these clips as she plays the mother of Gosling’s character, a woman who urges her son to seek violent revenge for the death of his brother in Thailand.
Hit the jump to bask in the moodiness of Refn’s latest. Only God Forgives also stars Vithaya Pansringarm and will open in theaters on July 19th.
Two new international trailers for Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film Only God Forgives have made their way online. These trailers delve deeper into the pic’s plot than the fantastic domestic trailer that was a released a couple of weeks ago, but they still highlight what looks to be one hell of a ride. Ryan Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”
I really love what we see of Thomas’ character in these new trailers, and Gosling appears to turn in yet another subdued, affecting performance. Stylish, brutal, weird, Only God Forgives promises to be everything we could possibly want from the second collaboration between Refn and Gosling. Hit the jump to watch the trailers. The film will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month and opens in theaters on July 19th.
The full lineup for the 2013 Cannes Film Festival was announced today, and it looks like a really great group of films will be screening in the south of France later next month. Official selections include Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Joel and Ethan Coen’s Inside Llewyn Davis, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, Roman Polanski’s Venus In Fur, and James Gray’s The Immigrant (previously titled Low Life). Additionally, the Robert Redford man vs. nature film All Is Lost will premiere out of competition, and Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, James Franco’s As I Lay Dying, and the Sundance hit Fruitvale Station (previously titled Fruitvale) will screen Un Certain Regard.
A number of these titles are early awards contenders, and I’m particularly interested to hear the reaction for the Coens’ Davis and Payne’s The Descendants follow-up Nebraska, which is a black-and-white road trip movie starring Will Forte and Bruce Dern. Hit the jump to read the full lineup. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – 26th.
Check out the newest posters from the following films:
- Only God Forgives - Director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling reunite for this violent and vengeful undertaking about the criminal underworld of Bangkok, Thailand. Also starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Tom Burke, Only God Forgives opens July 19th.
- Turbo – DreamWorks Animation’s new film featuring the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Maya Rudolph, Luis Guzmán, Snoop Dogg, Bill Hader, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez and Richard Jenkins opens July 17th.
- The Great Gatsby – Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke and Adelaide Clemens opens May 10th.
Hit the jump to view the posters and synopses.
The first red-band trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives is now available. Star Ryan Gosling is positively seeing red in this color-saturated and atmospheric look at Refn’s new revenge thriller. A little bit of Thai karaoke plays the overture for a few brutal scenes which force you to infer what this particular tale is about. Gosling sums it up nicely with a simple question at the end of the trailer. I cannot wait to see more.
Also Kristin Scott Thomas and Vithaya Pansringarm, Only God Forgives opens July 19th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
Opening this weekend in New York and Los Angeles is one of the best films you’re going to see this year: director Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines. The pic centers on a professional motorcycle rider turned bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper). Saying more would be detrimental to your enjoyment of the film, and I would encourage you to be very careful when reading about it. Pines also stars Eva Mendes, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rose Byrne. For more on the film, here’s images, clips, and everything we’ve previously posted on the film.
At the recent New York City press day, I got to speak with Gosling. We talked about how he prepared to make sure his character looked real and authentic on screen, the motorcycle stunts, whether he’s seen the Mondo Drive posters, his directorial debut How to Catch a Monster, whether he has seen a cut of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives (Gosling says it’s “very very extreme.”), and reveals that they’ve asked some of the fans who made Drive posters to make some Only God Forgives posters! Hit the jump to watch.
New images have been released for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming drama, Only God Forgives. Ryan Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.” These new images give us good look not only at Gosling, but Thomas and co-star Vithaya Pansringarm, who plays the film’s antagonist, Chang (a.k.a. “The Angel of Vengeance”)
Hit the jump to check out the images. Allocine is reporting that a trailer should arrive in a couple weeks, so we’ll definitely be on the lookout for it. Only God Forgives is reportedly set to open on May 23rd, and expected to play at the Cannes Film Festival.
One of the films that many are looking forward to in the coming year is director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive follow-up Only God Forgives. The filmmaker blew quite a few minds with the genre-bending Drive, and the Thailand-set Only God Forgives reunites him with his Drive star Ryan Gosling. Though the film’s release is a ways away, we now have a slightly better idea of what to expect from the pic by way of a very short teaser trailer. Gosling stars a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.” This footage is incredibly brief, but it’s clear that Bangkok itself is a heavy influence on the film’s visual style.
Hit the jump to check out the teaser. Only God Forgives reportedly opens on May 23rd, and is expected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.
Quite the interesting director/star pairing looks to be in the works. A remake of the 1980s crime series The Equalizer has been in development for the past few years, with Denzel Washington most recently signing on to star. Last we heard, Sony was compiling a shortlist of directors for the project, and on that list was Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. The studio has finally made a decision on who will take the helm of the project, and it is indeed Mr. Refn. Hit the jump for more details, including a release date for Refn’s next film Only God Forgives.
We might need a new “Hey Girl” for the bruised-and-beaten Ryan Gosling we’ve seen in images from Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Only God Forgives. Gosling stars as a man who’s been living in exile in Bangkok for the past ten years after killing a cop. He manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation and finds himself in hot water after his brother is killed for murdering a prostitute. The boys’ mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.” Apparently, Mama’s no too concerned about her boy’s good looks. In addition to showing off this image, The Film Stage reports that the M83 song “Sister” was played as part of a promo trailer, and that the movie is on track for a 2013 release.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and give “Sister” a listen. It’s a very soothing song for a movie where a guy’s face gets pummeled into oblivion.