A few days ago, we reported that Luis Prieto‘s English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Pusher had been picked up by The Weinstein Company’s VOD label, Radius-TWC. The film centers on Frank, a drug dealer (Richard Coyle) who gets busted by the cops and has to throw away his product. When he returns to the mob boss (Zlatko Buric reprising his role from Refn’s trilogy) without the unsold drugs or the money to pay for them, Frank frantically tries to find a way to repay the mobster. A trailer has now gone online and I like the look of it. Perhaps Refn’s executive-producer blessing make the remake more palatable, but I like what I’m seeing from Coyle, and it looks like Prieto has certainly delivered on the intensity of the drama.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Pusher is due out in the US later this year.
Trailer via Yahoo! Movies UK.
For a comparison, here’s the trailer for Refn’s original trilogy:
And here’s the official synopsis for the remake of Pusher:
As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake sees a small time London drug dealer descend into debt following a spot of bad luck and a series of bad choices. The more desperate his behavior gets, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing left standing between him and the nine millimeter bullet his debtors intend to put through his skull…