Another film to get some attention at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego was Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” which stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and more.
“Drive” is the story of a Hollywood stuntman (Ryan Gosling), who drives stuntcars in movies by day and is a driver for armored heists at night. He soon discovers a hit has been put out on him after a job that went wrong. A loner by nature, Driver thinks he can handle the trouble on his own until his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), who is a single mother, is pulled into it when her ex-convict husband comes back into her life. Now, Driver must do what he can to save himself and his beautiful next-door neighbor.
The panel for “Drive” had director Nicolas Winding Refn, Carey Mulligan and Ron Perlman in attendance. The panel was filled with funny behind-the-scenes stories, fun facts about the director, storylines and events surrounding the movie. Interesting fact: the director has never had a license and has even failed the test to get it eight times.
The entire movie was filmed using a wide-angle lens to give every scene true depth, and Ryan Gosling built the car he drives in the film. We also learned that Ron Perlman has a truly disturbing role in the film and based off a clip we saw, it is going to be intense, graphic and bloody. The fight scenes were close hand-to-hand combat and Ryan Gosling’s character, Driver, is a bad ass.
We have the restricted red-band trailer for you that was shown at Comic-Con and it is intense. You can watch it below:
My thoughts on the trailer are that the film looks electrifying and intense, full of drama and action. It feels like a new-age Western film that was shot in Los Angeles and filled with sexual tension throughout.
What did you think of the trailer and is this a movie that you would want to see?
The R-rated “Drive” will be rolling its way into theaters Sept. 16.
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I would have preferred to see Cranston and Hendricks in the lead roles. That would have interested me far more.
Ahhhh can’t wait to see this movie!!! Had the chance to screen it during Comic-Con, BUT…. =(