We were all big, big fans of director Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive here at Collider last year, so it’s with eager eyes that we’ve been watching Refn’s follow-up, Only God Forgives, unfold. The film stars Ryan Gosling 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 arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body and instructs Gosling to take revenge and “raise hell.”
Refn recently spoke a bit about the making of the film and even touched on his next project, a horror movie/sex thriller called I Walk with the Dead starring Carey Mulligan. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.
Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive is currently garnering raves left and right, and he’s already got a stacked schedule of films lined up for the future. Refn’s set to start filming Only God Forgives with Drive star Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas and Luke Evans soon, he’s got a remake of Logan’s Run (also with Gosling) in the works, and now he’s found his lead for the sex thriller I Walk With the Dead. The director announced at the Deauvill Film Festival (via THR) that another Drive cohort, Carey Mulligan, will star in the already financed film.
We don’t know much about I Walk With the Dead, but Refn told The Playlist in 2009 that he wrote the pic because he had always wanted to “make a movie with lots of sex.” The flick apparently takes place in Miami and features copious amounts of bumpin’ uglies. Everything I’ve seen (and heard) from Drive has been fantastic, and Refn definitely has a penchant for thinking outside the box, so count me in.