After the cinematic gut punch that was Drive, film fans likely are ready to follow Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn down any path. If the red-band trailer for their latest collaboration, Only God Forgives, is any indication, though, this next journey is going to hurt.
The clip, shared on Yahoo, sets up the film’s premise. Gosling plays an inherently evil man who gets tangled up with some nasty customers who occupy the world of Bangkok boxing. From the looks of it, that slice of life is overrun by a criminal element.
Be careful! This red-band trailer has a decent amount of blood, and some violent imagery:
The beauty of this tease is that it does just that … tease. We’re treated to snippets of Refn’s chilly visual style. We’re told it’s a Drive reunion, but there’s still so much left to discover about Only God Forgives. According to a release, the movie will start arriving in theaters on July 19. Look for more promotional materials soon, but so far, what do you think?