Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 69%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Josh Trank No Longer Aboard Star Wars Anthology Film
'I’m making a personal decision to move forward on a different path'
Simon Pegg Has The Power In The First Absolutely Anything Trailer
Terry Jones' new comedy
New Jurassic World Featurette Roars With Nostalgia
The cast and crew on their memories of Jurassic Park
First Image Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2's Casey Jones
Stephen Amell suits up
Bill Skarsgard In Negotiations For Allegiant
He'll join the latest Divergent film
Josh Hutcherson Heads For The Long Home
Reuniting with James Franco for his latest drama
Tim Blake Nelson Joins Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
For director Ang Lee
Avengers: Age Of Ultron Conquers The US Box Office
But opens with less than expected
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
22 April 2015
Marisa Tomei Joins The Big Short
Adam McKay's ensemble just got even bigger
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Lost River (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Seduced And Abandoned (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Only God Forgives (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Gangster Squad (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

New Only God Forgives Poster
Neon Genesis Winding Refncon

18 April 2013  |  Written by Owen Williams  

submit to reddit

What do you expect from an Only God Forgives poster? Ryan Gosling, surely. Ryan Gosling, looking cool. Ryan Gosling, looking like he might be about to do something extremely violent. Well think on. With typical Nicolas Winding Refn glee in wrong-footing its audience, the poster that just arrived gives us a big neon devil dragon head. Raaaarr.

Eschewing the typical cast shot then, this looks to be a nod to the karaoke bars and Thai boxing dens that our hero frequents. There's a motion poster version too, to further give us that seedy flashing sign vibe.

Only God Forgives Motion Poster

Only God Forgives, you'll be aware by now, sees Gosling exiled to Bangkok, running said fighting establishment as a front for a drug smuggling operation. When his brother is killed, he's sent by his terrifying mother (Kristin Scott-Thomas) deep into the city's criminal underworld, on a quest to find kingpin The Angel of Vengeance. It sounds like it's going to marry the urban grime of Drive to the mad existential trippiness of Valhalla Rising... and that can only be an awesome thing.

The film's out, as the poster indicates, on July 19 (in the States at least), and if you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out below.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Byzantium Quad Poster Online
Arterton and Ronan get moody
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Raging Driver
Nicolas Winding Refn reminds me so much of early Scorsese (when he had balls). Bronson was reminiscent of Raging Bull and Drive had shades of Taxi Driver. I always keep an out for his new films and I'll definitely check this one out. More

Posted by BenTramer at 04:15 on 19 April 2013 | Report This Post

This is going to be so awesome, can't wait. More

Posted by Chronicle at 12:04 on 18 April 2013 | Report This Post

Kristen Scott-Thomas
as a "terrifying mother" certainly intrigues me! More

Posted by Bubba76 at 11:36 on 18 April 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Updated! Stan Lee’s Marvel-lous Cameos – Now With Even More Cameos
From Daredevil to... Daredevil?

11 Of The Silliest Sesame Street Film Parodies
From Aveggies: Age Of Ultron to Big Birdman (and back again)

Astonishing Movie Star Music Video Cameos
Hiccup, Rhodey and Spidey join the party

Podcast #158: Paul Bettany, Charlie Cox
The Vision vs. Daredevil

Daredevil Season 1 Spoiler Podcast - Featuring Charlie Cox
The team discuss and dissect the Marvel / Netflix show

Richard Armitage Bids Farewell To The Hobbit
On goat-riding, keepsakes and saying goodbye to Thorin

Empire's Jurassic World Covers Unveiled
You're going to hear her roar

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire Digital Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)