Over the summer, director Nicolas Winding Refn declared his next project would be I Walk With the Dead, which we had heard was an all-female horror film. But now it seems he's moved on from that project to another female-centric horror film, the very awesomely-titled The Neon Demon. Announced today by distributors Gaumont and Wild Bunch, the project will begin filming early next year, and was co-written by Refn with newcomer Mary Laws.
We don't know much about it, but Refn describes it in his typical enigmatic manner, and I can't wait to see what beautiful nightmares he cooks up this time, especially after the gorgeous insanity of Only God Forgives:
One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making 'Drive' and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of 'The Neon Demon.' This movie is a manifestation of the strong ties between us and will lead to many more adventures.
Refn will reunite with regular editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez for the film, which will be shot by French cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd. The Neon Demon will hit theaters in 2016. While everyone's impatiently awaiting whatever Marvel film is supposed to come out that month, I'll be bouncing off the damn walls to see this. No diss to Marvel and all, but we're getting like 12 of those movies and how cool does The Neon Demon sound?! Check out this sick poster and tagline: