Trailer Watch: New Red-Band Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s ‘Drive’

Drive - Nicolas Winding Refn

The hotly anticipated follow up to Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, the Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan vehicle Drive, has the brand new Comic Con-debuting red-band trailer online thanks to IGN.

Drive is the story of a Hollywood stunt driver-by-day (Gosling), a loner by nature, who moonlights as a top-notch getaway driver-for-hire in the criminal underworld. He finds himself a target for some of LA’s most dangerous men after agreeing to aid the husband of his beautiful neighbour, Irene (Mulligan). When the job goes dangerously awry, the only way he can keep Irene and her son alive is to do what he does best—Drive!

The plot outline doesn’t do it any favours (it makes it sound like a cross between The Transporter and Fast and the Furious), but a look at this trailer, and knowledge that the director is also responsible for Pusher, Bronson and Valhalla Rising,  may turn you around on this. Beautifully shot, stellar cast and the promise of all the good bits of those other ‘action’ films, without the unfortunate clever-cleverness of Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Yes, any excuse to slag Death Proof.

Source: IGN

Drive will close the Melbourne International Film Festival on 6 August 2011. It will also be released on 13 October 2011 in Australia  from Pinnacle.

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