If you like “Drive”, or the “Pusher” movies, I don’t see how you could not love “Only God Forgives” when it arrives later this year (or possibly next year). Whenever it arrives, the film is said to be even “more violent” than “Drive”, which is saying something. While not necessarily uber violent, “Drive” had its moments.
The Playlist has your first look at Ryan Gosling from the Nicolas Winding Refn movie, along with this very awesome sounding synopsis:
The story centers on Julian (Gosling), who has lived in exile in Bangkok after killing a cop ten year ago. With his brother, he runs a Thai boxing club as a front for the family’s drugs smuggling operation run by his Florida based Mom, Jenna (Kristin Scott Thomas). However, his brother gets into hot water when he murders a prostitute, and the cops call on retired cop Chang – aka The Angel Vengeance — to weigh in on the matter. He determines that the father of the murdered girl is allowed to kill Julian’s brother, and in order to set the balance right, Chang then chops off his right hand. Hearing of her son’s death, Jenna arrives in the city seeking revenge and forces Julian to hunt down Chang. He challenges him to a boxing match…and loses, setting Jenna on a path of revenge.
And that’s just the beginning, apparently! No word on who is playing Chang, but if he’s supposed to be a badass cop and also a badass in the ring, casting him is going to be pretty vital.
The Weinstein Company paid a couple of million for the film, so look for it later this year or possibly early 2013. Meanwhile, here’s your first look at Gosling from the movie: