Nicolas Winding Refn went a little quiet following the response to Only God Forgives, but he looks like he’ll have a major resurgence with The Neon Demon. The creepy, cool premise revolves around an aspiring model (Elle Fanning) moving to Los Angeles where “her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.”
The film is about to finish wrapping, and now the first The Neon Demon images have landed online. They only provide a brief taste of what Refn is going for, but they come off as both disturbing yet oddly seductive. I’m also excited to see what Fanning brings to the film since she’s one of the most exciting young actresses working today.
Check out the new The Neon Demon images below. The film also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, and Desmond Harrington. Expect to see the film sometime in 2016 (my bet is that it will debut at Cannes).
Here’s the official synopsis:
When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) 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.