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Watch: Take The Phone Off The Hook, The Red Band Trailer For 'Drive' Has Arrived

by Kevin Jagernauth
July 21, 2011 12:16 PM
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There are only two things you need to know about "Drive": 1) It's from "Bronson" and "Valhalla Rising" director Nicolas Winding Refn and 2) it stars Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Ron Perlman, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Christina Hendricks and Oscar Issac. If somehow that wasn't enough to get you on board, this red band trailer should more than do the job.

Based on the novel by James Sallis, Refn’s gritty film follows a stunt driver who moonlights as a getaway driver-for-hire and gets mixed up with dangerous dudes. It looks fucking unreal. Evoking the sensibility of minimalist '70s pics, with a searing, violent edge Refn is known for, this trailer truly raises goosebumps as it enters its second half and takes on the previously mentioned fairy tale feel that also erupts in a symphony of tension and violence. We caught the film at Cannes -- where Refn took home Best Director -- saying the film possessed "dark majesty" and frankly, that's the best two words to describe what we just watched.

"Drive" hits on Septemer 16th. Take the phone off the hook, turn up the volume, load it up in full screen and watch it below.

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  • BradZuhl | July 22, 2011 12:04 PMReply

    Why is this red band?

  • scribe | July 22, 2011 10:05 AMReply

    CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW I CAN HAVE SEX WITH THIS MOVIE BECAUSE I WANT TO, I NEED TO! The musical choice at the end is brilliant. great trailer from the most promising director working

  • Gilbag | July 22, 2011 9:27 AMReply

    Holee shit! It's red band because looking at Baby Goose in this movie causes your pantalones to fly right off

  • ryan fan | July 22, 2011 7:30 AMReply

    Did anybody attend the drive panel at comic con? and if they did,Was Ron perlman in a grumpy mood? I read an article where they ask ron what he got working from Ryan and he was like...i got nothing.

  • Glass | July 22, 2011 7:01 AMReply

    Fred Johnson is right!

    This looks sick, end of story. Refn wins, we win.

  • Fred | July 22, 2011 5:36 AMReply

    How about an exercise for the detractors: why don't you tell us all what we should be excited about instead of "Drive" so we can gauge your taste (or lack thereof...)

    As mentioned, Refn never touched any of the Punisher series to date, but to blend and paraphrase yer's apparent knock with the sage wisdom of Dazed and Confused "they'd be a lot cooler if he did."

    And OD, we could spend the rest of time crossing over great lines from classics that would barely rate a blip in lesser work or different context. If "Heineken! Fuck that shit! Pabst Blue Ribbon!" had been uttered in "Shanghai Surprise" back in '86, I doubt many would be repeating it 25 years later.

  • redcup | July 22, 2011 4:58 AMReply

    Plus the topless stripper near the end.

  • Caleb | July 22, 2011 4:53 AMReply

    it's called the pusher series. i guess that rules you out, valhalla boy.

  • Ol Dirty | July 22, 2011 4:30 AMReply

    "My hands are dirty"
    "so are mine"

    If this dialogue was in another movie, say, "Punisher: War Zone" it''d be slammed for being hokey and retarded...but when Gosling and Brooks say it in a NICLAS WINDING REFN FILM....Brilliant!

  • redcup | July 22, 2011 4:04 AMReply

    What in Pusher 2, let's say, is juvenile?

    I'd call it rather mature in fact, especially for the genre.

    yer wrong.

  • yer | July 22, 2011 3:49 AMReply

    Wow, people are so easily impressed. This looks ok, but Refn is a really juvenile director that does things in order to seem cool regardless of whether it fits the film or not. Also it's so odd that he has developed so many fans over a film that hasn't come out yet. I wonder if these people have actually seen the Punisher series or Vahalla Rising..

  • StephenM | July 22, 2011 3:36 AMReply

    Wow. This looks amazing. Very Exctied.

  • edeftc | July 22, 2011 3:35 AMReply

    I persume it's Red Band because of the threat of violence towards women, the bullet/hammer sequence, Ryan Gosling kicking someones head in... Christina Hendricks smoking as well.

  • Fred | July 22, 2011 3:10 AMReply

    No argument here: this looks every bit as epic as it has sounded since its initial announcement.

  • KT | July 22, 2011 1:39 AMReply

    *closes door*


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  • tom | July 22, 2011 1:00 AMReply

    waiting all year for this!

  • that guy | July 21, 2011 12:49 PMReply

    Stunning. Watched it at least 4 times in a row. This will be one of the top films of the year.

  • Bryan | July 21, 2011 12:49 PMReply

    Looks awesome!

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