After acclaimed Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn announced he will be shooting his neo-western this summer, fear spread that his other planned film Drive may get pushed out of the way. Fear no more, /Film found a promo poster while at the Cannes Film Festival, similar to David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis teaser we posted. Click the image below to check out the full thing.
Check out the full novel synopsis below via Amazon:
I drive. That’s what I do. All I do.” So declares the enigmatic Driver in this masterfully convoluted neo-noir, which ranges from the dive bars and flyblown motels of Los Angeles to seedy strip malls dotting the Arizona desert. A stunt driver for movies, Driver finds more excitement as a wheelman during robberies, but when a heist goes sour, a contract is put on his head and his survival skills burn up the pavement. Author of the popular six-novel series set in New Orleans featuring detective Lew Griffin (The Long-Legged Fly, etc.) and such stand-alone crime novels as Cypress Grove, Sallis won’t disappoint fans who enjoy his usual quirky literary stylings. Reading a crime paperback, Driver covers “a few more lines till he fetched up on the word desuetude. What the hell kind of word was that?” Lines such as “Time went by, which is what time does, what it is” provide the perfect existential touch. In this short novel, expanded from his story in Dennis McMillan’s monumental anthology Measures of Poison, Sallis gives us his most tightly written mystery to date, worthy of comparison to the compact, exciting oeuvre of French noir giant.
Drive is set for a tentative 2012 release. Refn’s latest Valhalla Rising hits theaters and IFC on Demand on June 4th.
Do you love Winding Refn’s films? Are you excited for Drive?