Director Nicolas Winding Refn Says Horror-Thriller I WALK WITH THE DEAD Will Be His Next Film

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Back in March 2012, director Nicolas Winding Refn said his follow up to Drive would be the horror-thriller I Walk with the Dead starring Carey Mulligan.  Not much is known about the project, but Refn said that he wanted to “make a movie with lots of sex.”  Word on the film went quiet as Refn focused more on Only God Forgives and then seven months ago he told The London Evening Standard [via The Playlist] that he had brought on playwright Polly Stenham to pen the script.

Now it looks like he’s ready to move forward with the project.  Hit the jump for his confirmation.

This morning, Refn tweeted out the following:

Hopefully, this means that shooting will be underway soon and that we could get a new Refn film as soon as 2015.

However, it’s unknown if Mulligan is still attached.  Last year, she was the frontrunner to star in the Hillary Clinton biopic Rodham, but she turned it down.  Since then, there hasn’t been any word on her signing on to new movies, although she did have a great 2013 with The Great Gatsby being a box office hit and Inside Llewyn Davis receiving loads of critical acclaim.  I’d certainly like to see her re-team with Refn, so hopefully she’s still on board.

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  • Werefon

    It is strange. Almost all of his movies I am watching for the first time, I hate. On the second viewing – Love Them. Except “Drive”, it was perfect.

    His visual style is Superb.

    • Royale With Cheese

      Drive WAS perfect. From one of the best opening sequences ever to the lack of dialogue in the most intimate of scenes to the the brutal ending. One of my absolute favorite films.

      • lordjim

        my problem was exactly the best opening secene ever – that truly was perfection.the rest of the movie (basically a re-imagining of walter hill´s “driver” and jean pierre melville´s whole filmography) wasn´t close to that perfection, and then came the ending which was rather bad – i mean a pretentious shadow fighting scene, really?still a good movie though, more enjoyable than “only god forgives” but not as interesting.

      • Royale With Cheese

        I respect your opinion and I haven’t seen Walter Hill’s “The Driver” to refute your claims but perhaps my lack of awareness heightened my perception of “Drive”. On “Only God Forgives”, for me its improved upon further viewings but I’m definitely bias when it comes to the pairing of Refn and Gosling.

    • Guest

      Drive was amazing, but Only God Forgives was a complete joke.

      • Royale With Cheese

        Doesn’t have range? So Remember The Titans and Drive were similar roles? Or A Place Beyond The Pines and Gangster Squad?

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    After the disapointing Only God Forgives I hope he can get back on track. His films are always beautiful to look at but his approach of “lack of dialogue” is what doomed him for Only God Forgives. Had Gosling’s character spoke more and a better explanation of his background/motives the film would have been better recieved IMO. It can work fine for some films but it’s hard to pull off.

    • lordjim

      i do like his approach of “lack of dialogue”, “valhalla rising” would have been a masterpiece without any dialogue at all.and gosling´s character was just a very passive and troubled man, too weak to hold the movie together i don´t think that lack of dialogue was the mistake, that was rather the lack of the far more interesting cop.anyway, i do need to watch that movie again, haven´t had the guts yet, that one was really dark.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea it was his darkest film yet IMO.

    • Werefon

      It was not disappointing, confusing maybe but not disappointing.
      Cinematography and minimalistic approach with excellent hypnotic soundtrack makes it. It is not a regular movie.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I like that his films have a different feel towards them and OGF had almost a fairy tale kinda feel towards it with the way it was shot along w the score that was used. My issue was that it felt too shallow and his characters came off more bizarre than interesting. But either way it wasn’t a movie that I wish that I never saw as it still had parts that I enjoyed (the look, score and the fight between Gosling and the other guy) it just was a let down after seeing Drive.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I like that his films have a different feel towards them and OGF had almost a fairy tale kinda feel towards it with the way it was shot along w the score that was used. My issue was that it felt too shallow and his characters came off more bizarre than interesting. But either way it wasn’t a movie that I wish that I never saw as it still had parts that I enjoyed (the look, score and the fight between Gosling and the other guy) it just was a let down after seeing Drive.

    • GrimReaper07

      I honestly don’t get the hate for Only God Forgives. It’s my favorite movie from him. I thought Gosling’s character was pretty well developed too. You get the necessary backstory from other characters but all the rest is on him.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I don’t hate the film I was just disapointed that it didn’t come near what Drive did for me. Maybe my expectations were too high. Like I stated above it was really more about his characters coming off bizarre than interesting. Gosling’s character in Drive was way more fascinating to me than in OGF. Still I did enjoy the score and look to the film.

      • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

        Yea I don’t hate the film I was just disapointed that it didn’t come near what Drive did for me. Maybe my expectations were too high. Like I stated above it was really more about his characters coming off bizarre than interesting. Gosling’s character in Drive was way more fascinating to me than in OGF. Still I did enjoy the score and look to the film.

    • Royale With Cheese

      The visualization and actions of the films characters are highlighted and magnified when there is a lack of dialogue so when the characters do speak it means so much more that way. I’ve always loved that about his films. The brutality and the psychosexuality of this film is what caused that lack of mass appeal, not Gosling. I can’t imagine watching anyone else in that role. I don’t think you can substitute someone else in that role who could hold the audiences attention any better, in my opinion.

    • Guest

      Goslings shitty acting was part of the problem with OGF. The guy is very hit and miss. He has no range.

  • g

    i hope he does 2 horror films in a row ( LA sex horror thriller + haunted house horror he signed on recently)

  • Sweet Pea

    I don’t want to use the word hack out of respect for Drive, but I will just say that Refn is massively over rated and history will show that Drive was him swinging for the fences and knocking it out the park; but never to be repeated or even close….

    • Werefon

      You didn’t watch Pusher trilogy and Bronson right?

    • JD7

      Yeah, I feel that way about his past few movies. I like Drive, but I do think it’s overrated. I much prefer the Pusher Trilogy. I’ve seen all of his films, and for some reason I liked Pusher 2 the best, more than Drive, Vahalla Rising and Bronson. Couldn’t stand Only God Forgives. But yeah, to prove he isn’t so much a hack, check out Pusher 2 (you do not need to see 1 or 3, they involve the same characters but are completely different stories)

    • BigJimSlade

      I thought Drive came across as a parody (as a drinking game – drink every time the lead actor has an expressionless look on his face), so this director is hard to judge. I do think he hires a mean cinematographer/color corrector. Most of his movies have been tragically unwatchable (how did he waste the opportunity to work with Mads Mikkelson by not having a screenplay???), but I did enjoy Bronson and the first Pusher.

      I think Morten Tyldum has shown more promise as a storyteller/director in his few films than Refn may ever show…

  • yrulaughing418

    Refn and Gosling need to adapt Driven, the sequel to Drive

    Gosling has some kind of rule about not doing sequels or franchises but it’s his best role and everyone wants more of it

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      Yea but is the actual novel any good? I thought they would only be interested if there was something worth coming back too (a good story)?

      • DoremusJessup

        It’s not bad. They weren’t very loyal to the first book anyways, so it’s not like it would be a major issue to re-write a lot of it. Driver dies at the end of Driven.

    • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

      Yea but is the actual novel any good? I thought they would only be interested if there was something worth coming back too (a good story)?

  • The Flobbit

    This guy has a great and unique visual style, but his scripts and actors’s peformances are often lacking. I am interested, but I really just want Carey Mulligan to be treated like the great actress she is. Don’t want her reduced to some sex object…

    At this point, however, we know way too little to talk.

  • The Flobbit

    This guy has a great and unique visual style, but his scripts and actors’s peformances are often lacking. I am interested, but I really just want Carey Mulligan to be treated like the great actress she is. Don’t want her reduced to some sex object…

    At this point, however, we know way too little to talk.

  • illipsis

    Just saw Valhalla Rising last week and that was low-key one of the worst movie’s I’ve ever seen. I’m a fan of Bronson and Drive, but after hearing the criticism of Only God Forgives as well, idk whether I’m excited for this or not.

  • illipsis

    Just saw Valhalla Rising last week and that was low-key one of the worst movie’s I’ve ever seen. I’m a fan of Bronson and Drive, but after hearing the criticism of Only God Forgives as well, idk whether I’m excited for this or not.

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  • raging9

    I thought Only God Forgives was good. I’m a huge Stanley Kubrick fan and some of the scenes Refn shot, reminded me of some of Kubrick’s scenes (from a directorial point of view). I think Only God Forgives cinematographer was someone who use to work with Kubrick. I’m not sure of the name, though. Refn had those slow/long shots that focused a lot more on the visuals than the dialogue. Which sometimes makes a film boring to watch. I myself wasn’t to impressed with the film on my first viewing but after my second, I definitely enjoyed it a lot more. And I think it was an awesome film….I just didn’t like the man’s singing all that much but I do get why it was included in the film. Anyway, I think I expected something different the first time I watched it and that’s why I didn’t enjoy it.

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