Visionary extraordinaire Nicholas Winding Refn finally finally finally released the first trailer for his next anticipated film set and shot here in LA, entitled The Neon Demon.
Starring a predominantly strong female cast with the lead being the talented Elle Fanning, Refn's also using Christina Hendricks again (Drive) with other new additions consisting of Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Jamie Clayton and a surprising but welcomed Keanu Reeves!
While Refn purposely continues to keep quiet on further information of what to expect the official synopsis of the film is this:
When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Refn when asked about details on his new film, has been quoted by playfully saying "Thats for me to know and you to find out". An old nod to the 60's Batman being a true kid at heart. It should be no surprise that he likes to keep his passion projects under wraps like a well protected baby only giving us a glimpse of what he's created. For now we'll have to be content with this teaser below...
While its not much to go off of just yet for its actual substance, we do know we get yet another stunningly beautiful shot film to say the least. Providing wonderful eye candy is what Refn masters at but further more in another greatly appreciated addition is that Cliff Martinez comes back once again to join in providing the tone fitting score. Its been described as colorful as Drive's electronic rendition being almost all synthesizer with showcasing certain segments as if its a character of its own. Further noted by quoting the composer himself “We describe the first half as a melodrama like Valley of The Dolls, and the second half is like Texas Chainsaw Massacre." If you are familiar with Martinez's previous contributes (Drive/Only God Forgives) then you already are sold on this aspect alone.
With a last quote by the man himself on an explantation on why its been such a secret:
I like the sound of that "sexually excited" and what a tease it is when theres no official release date announced yet but speculation is June for a theatrical release then its production company Amazon will release it online via Prime soon after for those who cant make it out but theres something magically hypnotizing about Refn's films wether its the beautiful cinematography, the simplistic flow of pacing with effortless ease or the aesthetically crafted score that perks your ears in ways other films simply cannot...somethings there and its worth investing in on the biggest screen possible.
Its just the waiting game now...