New Image from ‘The Neon Demon’; Amazon Picks Up Refn’s Horror

Nicolas Winding Refn's Horror

Somehow in the rush of other projects, we missed Nicolas Winding Refn‘s latest film, The Neon Demon. Described as “a horror film about vicious beauty,” the film was shot this spring in Los Angeles.

Today, Amazon Studios has announced that they’ve picked up the U.S. distribution rights for the film starring Elle Fanning, and will release it theatrically Stateside next summer. It has yet to premiere at any festivals.

The Neon Demon also stars Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, and Bella Heathcote, and focuses on an aspiring young model (Fanning) who moves to L.A., only to find herself immersed in a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to have what she has.

To celebrate the announcement, they released the new image featuring a bloody Elle Fanning. Check out the full image below.

Nicolas Winding Refn's Horror

Let’s play a guessing game: this movie’s gonna have a lot of neon tones, a lot of colorful lighting, a lot of silent stares, a lot of slow-mo, and a lot of hypnotically repetitive synth in the soundtrack.

Nicolas Winding Refn's Horror

And here’s why:

“I just made a film about women, with women protagonists… I decided that I’d made enough films about violent men, and I wanted to do a film with only women in the film […]

And so I came up with an idea and went to L.A., and I cast this woman called Elle Fanning who is absolutely fantastic, and she played the lead.

It was a great enjoyment. I actually… I don’t like men, even though I’ve made a lot of films with men in them. I’m not a guy-guy. I don’t really like hanging out with guys, I don’t do guy stuff. I love women. I love anything feminine. I love pink, I love dolls, I only have daughters.”

Elle Fanning-Starring Horror

Source: Variety