It comes with very little surprise that the upcoming English remake of Pusher is being sold primarily on the name of Nicolas Winding Refn. Around a year ago this time, before his Drive slammed right into the the hearts of cinephiles everyone, marketing for this remake could have gone a very different direction. While he directed the original 1996 crime film, he just serves as executive producer here, but taking one glance at the poster or this new trailer and you’d think he got behind the camera again.
Full of score mimicked from last year’s Ryan Gosling-starrer, this trailer for the film directed by Luis Prieto (as you can see in minuscule letters way below Refn’s big, blue name at the top of the poster) runs through more or less the same scenarios of the first one, complete with Zlatko Buric as the returning mobster. With the original holding up so well, I can’t muster up too much interest in this one, but check out the trailer below for the film also starring Agyness Deyn, Richard Coyle and Bronson Webb.
As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake tells the story of a week in the life of FRANK, a big time drug pusher in London. Frank’s life is a fun-filled rollercoaster of a ride that soon spins out of control. Friendships start to vanish, there is no longer room for love within his life, and violence takes over. Danger and chaos are all around and he becomes a man trapped in his own world. Eventually Frank is left with no one to turn to and nowhere to go, becoming a man paralysed with the fear of knowing there is no way of preventing his inevitable fate. Fast-paced, visually striking, witty and with some of acting’s finest talents, Pusher will have you gripped from beginning to end.
Pusher hits VOD on September 28th and is in theaters on October 26th.
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