Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has had Only God Forgives on his agenda for quite some time now, but it got pushed aside when Drive fell into his lap, which had Ryan Gosling on board to star and I don’t blame him. You’d have to be crazy to pass up a film with someone as incredibly talented as Gosling attached. With that finished now though, and it being a competitor at the upcoming Cannes International Film Festival, Refn is getting in full gear for Only God Forgives.
Cineuropa reports that Luke Evans and Kristin Scott Thomas have already signed on for this upcoming project which centers on a Thai police lieutenant whose rivalry with a gangster finds the two settling their differences in a Thai boxing match. There is no word yet on which characters the actors will play nor are there any details yet on when production is slated to begin, but with Logan’s Run also on Refn’s plate, a summer shoot would seem just about right.
Drive will premiere at Cannes next month and hit theaters on September 16th. It can only be assumed at this point that we’ll probably be seeing Only God Forgives sometime in 2012.