finally saw this...
What Is Gaspar Noe Up To On The Set Of Nicolas Winding Refn's 'Only God Forgives'? Venice Premiere In The Works? | The Playlist
Throughout the promo rounds for "Drive," Refn talked about how he rang up the French director to ask him for tips on how to shoot the head bashing elevator scene for the film: "I actually called up Gaspar Noé and asked him how he did the head smashing, because he's the king of head smashing. And he told me how he did it, and I met with him in France also, where he went through how they did it and I tried to emulate it. But it's not as good as his. But I had a kiss. He didn't have that," he said at Empire Big Screen.
Hey Adgy...this sure sounds like April 1st stuff, still
[OMFG] Nicolas Winding Refn Onboard New ‘Maniac Cop’ Movie! | Bloody Disgusting
Wow. While Maniac Cop, certainly isn’t a favorite of mine (a recent revisit on Blu-ray left me so-so on the film), this could be pretty great. Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is now involved in the re-emerging franchise in a big way. Before you explode – as of right now he’s not directing it. But he is producing it. Not only is that unexpected, but it gives me hope that the Maniac Cop franchise could finally have an installment that actually achieves the mood and style the original film aimed for. Of course, it’ll be a prequel (which I have no problem with).
Per Daily Grindhouse, “in an exclusive interview with both William Lustig and Larry Cohen, DG has learned that Nicolas Winding Refn is going to be joining Lustig as a producer of the new film. ‘It’s going to be more a prequel than anything else, I am really excited to come back to this world especially since Nick is going to be a part of it’ said Cohen. ‘Nick (Winding Refn) has been talking to us about it for a while now and I had an idea that would work so we’re going to do it.’ Cohen said that the film will still maintain the noir-ish comic book feel of the first three films but ‘with a bigger budget than the others have had.’”
Some sites are speculating that Refn could even end up directing this thing. While I wouldn’t necessarily hold my breath, it doesn’t seem like a totally unrealistic proposition either. Even though he’s A-List, he’s no snob and he has gone on record for his love of genre film in general many times.
Finally saw this last night. Loved it. Is there anything, or any role, that Ryan Gosling can't do? My one beef with this film, and it's a small one...I could have used a little bit more driving. Extend the chase with the 300 in the Mustang...something. But as is, it was just fantastic. I loved the mood throughout, the little dialogue. Despite all the violence, it was actually quite beautiful.
And I MUST have this soundtrack. Must.
Adding Thief to my queue now. I get what KQ's gettin' at with the smirk, and yeah, it's not needed.