For the past few years, one of the projects Nicolas Winding Refn has been talking about is “The Avenging Silence.” He’s never delivered much in the way of concrete details, likely because he’s still probably sorting it out, but the only thing he had previously been specific about is that the movie would be set in Tokyo. Well, he’s recently revealed a bit more about his approach and a possible genre the movie could fall into.
“It’s basically a character that appears in my other movies that will now appear again. Having done ‘The Neon Demon,’ which was predominantly women protagonists, the character that Mads [Mikkelsen] plays in ‘Valhalla Rising,’ Ryan [Gosling] plays him in ‘Drive‘ or Vithaya [Pansringarm] in ‘Only God Forgives,’ I want to make a new movie with that character,” he explained to Collider.
Currently writing the script for the film, Refn also reveals what kind of movie it might be. “I would love to do like a spy movie, something like that,” he teased. But bear in mind, a “spy movie” from Refn could mean anything.
The director does say that while this project might be released next, he cautions that he always has a few projects going at once. But he’s wrapped on “The Neon Demon” so let’s enjoy that before trying to figure out what his next move will be.