There are only two things you need to know about “Drive“: 1) It’s from “Bronson” and “Valhalla Rising” director Nicolas Winding Refn and 2) it stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac. If somehow that wasn’t enough to get you on board, this red band trailer should more than do the job.
Based on the novel by James Sallis, Refn’s gritty film follows a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver-for-hire and gets mixed up with dangerous dudes. It looks fucking unreal. Evoking the sensibility of minimalist ’70s pics, with a searing, violent edge Refn is known for, this trailer truly raises goosebumps as it enters its second half and takes on the previously mentioned fairy tale feel that also erupts in a symphony of tension and violence. We caught the film at Cannes — where Refn took home Best Director — saying the film possessed “dark majesty” and frankly, that’s the best two words to describe what we just watched.
“Drive” hits on Septemer 16th. Take the phone off the hook, turn up the volume, load it up in full screen and watch it below.