Perhaps this is just a fanboy taking delight in today's news that Nicolas Winding Refn will head THE EQUALIZER with Denzel, but for those deeply curious to know, the second Refn/Gosling collaboration, ONLY GOD FORVIES, has been tagged with a May 23, 2013 release date. Consider it for a possible Cannes premiere as well.
The solid setup:
Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty.
When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang - the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand.
Julian’s mother Jenna - the head of a powerful criminal organization - arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.
Also starring Kristen Scott Thomas, Tom Burke, Gordon Brown, Joe Cummings and Taiwanese popstar Yayaying (below) - mark it down - ONLY GOD FORGIVES on May 23rd.