Comic-Con 2011: Nicolas Refn Interview DRIVE
Following the FilmDistrict Studio panel in Hall H, that featured both Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (produced by Guillermo del Toro) and Drive, director Nicolas Refn sat down for a press roundtable to discuss the much-buzzed about film. Brutal and bloody, Drive is also being praised for its unique originality and the vision of its filmmaker, along with its score and the performances of a cast that includes Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Bryan Cranston. During the interview, Nicolas Refn talked about having his actors express their emotions through looks rather than talking, the love story between Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan’s characters, the importance of music in both his life and on set, and using violence as a tool. He also talked about his next project with Gosling, Only God Forgives, which goes into production in February, and the development of Logan’s Run, for which he says he is close to presenting how he would like to make it to the studio, and what he thinks needs to be done to bring it to the big screen again. Check out what he had to say after the jump: Question: One thing that’s so satisfying about Drive is how much is not said and over-explained. Was it a struggle or fight to pare the script down, in that fashion? NICOLAS REFN: Nope, it came out of me not liking talking. I feel that silence is the greatest word, ever. I just wanted them to look at ...