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Nicolas Winding Refn thriller gets redo

01 February 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

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Long-standing fans of Nicolas Winding Refn's work will be familiar with his Danish thriller Pusher, the debut feature that made his name in his homeland. Long before Drive's Driver came Frank, a drug dealer in hock to a major villain after he's forced to dump his stash when the police come knocking.

Pusher has been remade and transplanted from Copenhagen to the streets of London with a new director, Luis Prieto, at the helm and Richard Coyle filling Frank's troubled shoes. We've laid our hands on this eye-catching new quad showing the man in action. Yep, the nice one off Coupling has gone properly badass.

Joining Coyle on the mean streets of London are Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, Paul Kaye and Kill List's Neil Maskell. Of that lot, no prizes for guessing which one we'd stick closest to - and it's not Dennis Pennis.

With Winding Refn sporting an access-all-areas exec producer credit on the film, this remake should maintain the violent dynamism of the original. Find out when Pusher makes its UK bow in May.


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Oh yeah, and another thing ...
... just to annoy the remake haters, this is actually the second remake. The Hindi version came out in 2010. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:10 on 02 February 2012 | Report This Post

Cool! I'll go see it!
I like all 3 Pusher films (personal favourite is 'With Blood on my Hands', part 2 with Mads Mikkelsen in the lead) and I think it's exactly the sort of material that can be transported from one city to another. Couldn't give a sh*t about whether or not it's a remake. It's important to judge movies on their own merit. 75% of all films are based on exisitng material anyway, so the point is moot when you bother to think about it properly. More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:01 on 02 February 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's your point?
L: Sambora  The 'zany one from Coupling' being the lead and that annoying random model being the female lead is the full review in advance . . . gash. sp; I'd guess you don't really know much about Coyle's work other than IMDB - he's possibly the best reason to give this a go. Although you're bang on with the 2nd - why do they keep inflicting people whose only 'talent' is 'pretty' on us by pretending they can act? More

Posted by elab49 at 08:55 on 02 February 2012 | Report This Post

As massive fan of the original......
I wasn`t too arsed about this remake,unitl i heard about Neil Maskell (fekin immense in Kill List) and the mighty Zlatko Buric (better in Pusher 3 than Brando was in the Godfather). Normally remakes are a no-no for me but I might well check this out. More

Posted by papalupara at 08:51 on 02 February 2012 | Report This Post

What's your point?
MusicLovesYou - what is your point? It shouldn't be remade tho you haven't seen 'it' . . . yet it might be a good remake? Blah blah, Pusher is quintessentially Danish in mood and (obviously) setting so it's lazy to presume it can be transplanted to London 15 or 16 years later. The 'zany one from Coupling' being the lead and that annoying random model being the female lead is the full review in advance . . . gash. More

Posted by Sambora at 21:41 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

I'm with dannyfletch on this one
And I haven't even seen the original (it's on my list, forgive me!), but...I do really like this poster. Still, my creative integrity says no to pointless remakes. This might, just might, fall into the category of worthwhile remake, but I suspect dannyfletch is on to something. More

Posted by MusicLovesYou at 18:44 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

Why???
Another pointless re-make. If you want Pusher then watch the original Nicholas Winding Refn version, he is such a visionary film maker that no one should even think about re-doing his work! Just because people can't be arsed to read subtitles! More

Posted by dannyfletch at 18:11 on 01 February 2012 | Report This Post

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