‘The Neon Demon’ Reveals New Image and Fantastic Posters From Nicolas Winding Refn’s Latest
One of our most anticipated films of the year is The Neon Demon, Nicolas Winding Refn’s long-awaited follow-up to Only God Forgives. From the handful of images we’ve seen, the avant garde horror flick definitely appears to be in keeping with Refn’s more recent aesthetic. While we anxiously await word of an official release date, two fantastic posters and a new image of Elle Fanning have debuted online, appropriately maintaining that high-fashion, neon-drenched, foreboding atmosphere.
Amazon acquired the rights to The Neon Demon, and though the film hits French theaters on June 8, the streaming service has yet to announce a US release. The good news is that Amazon recently announced plans to honor the 90-day window between theatrical and VOD / streaming, which means we’ll be able to see The Neon Demon in theaters — as we should.
Elle Fanning stars as a young aspiring model in Los Angeles who finds herself targeted by a group of her fame and youth-hungry peers in the film, which is said to be inspired in part by the tale of Countess Elizabeth Bathory (oh boy). The Neon Demon will likely be part of this year’s Cannes Film Festival lineup (announced next week), and we have two retro-flavored posters and a striking new image (via The Jokers) featuring Fanning, which you can check out below. The second poster is evocative of VHS box art from the late ’70s and ’80s, and it’s the kind of thing I want on my bedroom wall immediately: