Nicolas Winding Refn is Working on a Female-Centric Horror Film

Jason McDonald

The man behind such films as “Bronson”, “Drive”, and “Only God Forgives” may be finally trying his hand at a straight up horror film.  Nicolas Winding Refn and playwright Polly Stenham are teaming up to create a female-centric horror film.

The move to make an all-female horror film might seem like a drastic change for a director who has worked on violent male-driven films, however, having a strong female cast is something he’s been trying to accomplish for some time.  According to The Standard, Refn has admitted in the past that he has “set out wanting to make films about women but it always ends up being about men. Maybe it’s because I don’t know how to write them.”

In order to rectify the situation, Refn reached out to Polly Stenham, a rising star in the theater world, to help pen a script for a horror film centered around women.  The film is currently titled “I Walk with the Dead” and Carey Mulligan (“Drive”) is already rumored to be attached to the project.

So what sort of horror film it be?  Refn would be right at home directing a gruesome feature, but he also has a deft hand for psychological films. Stenham tells The Standard that  “It’s going to have a bit of everything.”



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      1. Burent Thomas October 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm

        that can either be very feminist or …. NOT

      2. Jason Grooms October 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        They already had that. It’s called Sex and the City

      3. Nicholas James Reardon October 21, 2013 at 7:01 pm

        Great news

      4. Shawn Avalos October 21, 2013 at 8:48 pm

        That’s a tough one for mainstream Hollywood. For indie, you have a great “Last Girl” crop. But seeing Angelina Jollie as a monster/creature of the night sounds just right. Have Bella Thorn and her mother Chralize Thron try to fight for thier lives. Or, just go with the “High Tension” scenario. Or an all female version of “Peeping Tom” or “Cape Fear”.

      5. William Armentrout October 22, 2013 at 11:38 am

        I really liked Drive and Valhalla. Refn has talent regarding the visual look of his movies. I also liked Only God Forgives, but I can understand why many people dislike his films. They are quite polarizing…