Last year, as production got underway on Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming “The Neon Demon,” Jena Malone posted a picture from the set that got fans of the director talking. It was a seemingly innocent shot of a clapperboard, except that it noted a framerate of 60fps. Speculation immediately started that Refn was following in the footsteps of Peter Jackson and James Cameron in creating hyper-real imagery for his horror picture, but it seems everything was a bit overblown.
During a Q&A last fall, the director was asked about the frame rate, and he explained what is being used for. “This is why I love the internet. I have no idea where that came from. But someone did show me a picture of the clapper board where it said 60 frames per second had kind of been leaked on the internet. It’s just because I did a scene in slow motion. That was all it was,” he said. So, mystery solved.
Also starring Elle Fanning, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves, “The Neon Demon” will be released this year via Amazon. No date has been set. Check out the Refn reply below.
Nicolas Winding Refn answers a question whether The Neon Demon shot with 60fps or not
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— Nicolas W Refn Fan (@NWR_pic) December 26, 2015