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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