Producer Joel Silver has been developing a remake of the 1976 movie Logan’s Run for years. Carl Erik Rinsch was set to direct it last year, with Bryan Singer and James McTeigue attached before him. Then, in a surprise move, Bronson and Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was hired to make Logan’s Run. He brought with him Drive star Ryan Gosling to play a cop in a hedonistic future society who goes on the run when his state-mandated day of death comes around.
Now there is a new writer on the film: Andrew Baldwin, who hit the 2008 Black List with The West is Dead and wrote the still-unproduced Red Asphalt for Lionsgate, will write a new draft of the script. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2011 by Angie Han
We’ve all had that rage-inducing moment when we realize we’ve just shelled out upwards of $10 for some movie that wasn’t nearly as good as the trailers suggested. Most of us probably react by grumbling to our friends, maybe posting a few angry tweets, and then shrugging it off and moving on with our lives. Not so Sarah Deming of Keego Harbor, Michigan. Deming has just filed a lawsuit against FilmDistrict and the Michigan theater chain Emagine for “promot[ing] the film Drive as very similar to Fast and Furious, or similar, series of movies.” More details after the jump.
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Now that Nicolas Winding Refn‘s excellent film Drive has been released and you’ve all finally had a chance to see it, there’s no better time to go back to Comic Con, where Drive distributor FilmDistrict presented one of the best Hall H panels to ever hit San Diego. Rather than doing a stock footage presentation and quick talent lineup, FilmDistrict filled the Hall H stage with those responsible for the company’s two genre films, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and Drive. So Guillermo del Toro, Ron Perlman, Carey Mulligan, Guy Pearce, Troy Nixey, and Nicolas Winding Refn all sat side by side for an hour.
What transpired was a conversation primarily between Guillermo and Refn, with their talk getting into more gritty filmmaking nuts and bolts than is typical for Comic Con. There is some great conversation about approaches to directing, and Refn gives the best rendition we’ve got of the story of how he came to direct Drive. There’s about an hour of footage below, broken into pieces, and it is all worth a look. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by Angie Han
Of the various films opening this weekend, none has been getting more buzz than Drive, the new “neon noir” thriller by Nicolas Winding Refn. The story follows a lone wolf (Ryan Gosling) who drives stunt vehicles for movies by day and getaway cars for criminals by night. When he falls for a pretty neighbor (Carey Mulligan), he gets tangled up with a heist that spins out of control.
We’ve already shown you clips, trailers, and images from Drive. Today, we’ve got something a little more unusual to share with you. Refn recently sat down and recorded a brief commentary over one of the first scenes of the film. Hear the filmmaker discuss the soundtrack, the old-school LA setting, budgetary woes, and more after the jump.
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Dammit, I thought I was immune to Star Wars. The prequels, endless spin-off products and constant tinkering with the films has, sadly, bled me dry of interest in anything related to the famous Lucas franchise.
Or so I thought. Then I watched the video below, which cuts footage from many of the Star Wars films against the audio from the trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming film Drive. Han Solo stands in for Ryan Gosling‘s nameless character. And it works pretty well! Read More »
I think Nicolas Winding Refn‘s film Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as a stuntman/getaway driver who is pulled into a difficult situation through his attraction to his next-door neighbor (Carey Mulligan), is pretty great. (Bryan Cranston, pictured above, plays a supporting role; I wanted to give him some header image attention.) I’d love to have a trailer to show you that is the great key to selling audiences on the movie without showing too much.
We don’t have that trailer yet. This new one is French, and it’s a lot like the previous US trailer until the end, when some new footage crops up, along with a few quick shots of naked people. But because the plot of Drive is relatively… let’s say ‘contained’… there’s only so much a trailer can build on without showing quite a bit of that plot. So, NSFW warning and possible spoiler warnings taken into account, check out this new trailer if you’re ready. Read More »
Briefly: It was a little over a year ago that we heard that Drive and Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn would like to make a film featuring the long-running DC Comics character Wonder Woman. He has talked about the project here and there, saying that he thinks Drive co-star Christina Hendricks would make a perfect Wonder Woman. But DC and Warner Bros. have not extended any offer to him to make the film.
At the Empire Big Screen festival this past weekend, The Playlist recorded Refn talking about the idea of a Wonder Woman movie. And it sounds as if the success of Logan’s Run, which he is making at Warners with Wonder Woman producer Joel Silver, could directly impact his chances. Read More »
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Because there is more than a slight risk of over-hyping the Nicolas Winding Refn film Drive, I’ve resisted posting the regular green-band trailer for the film, which dropped a week or so back, because it is almost exactly the same as the red-band version that hit during Comic Con. The trailer shows just a bit too much, I think, because the film is fairly thin on plot, instead prioritizing character and atmosphere. Those priorities work quite well for the film, but not so much in trailers. (The first clip we posted from the movie is the best look at it so far, I think.)
But now there is a new US poster, and a TV spot that, by virtue of brevity, is also a pretty good way to see some footage from Drive. (Including a few new shots.) Both are below. Read More »