Amazon Studios has set a home box-office release date for The Neon Demon, which was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. The gorgeous horror-thriller, set in the highly competitive world of fashion modeling, will release this September on several platforms starting on August 30, 2016.
In the film, when aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will use any means necessary to get what she has. The film is co-written by Refn (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising), Mary Laws (”Preacher”) and Polly Stenham; and stars Elle Fanning (Maleficent, Super 8), Karl Glusman (Love, Stonewall), Jena Malone (Inherent Vice, The Hunger Games series), Bella Heathcote (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Dark Shadows), Abbey Lee (Gods of Egypt, Max Max: Fury Road), with Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” Drive), and Keanu Reeves (John Wick, The Matrix series).
The film will be released on Digital HD & VOD on August 30 and on Blu-ray & DVD on September 27. The film is already available for pre-order on Amazon.com. Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD release include audio commentary with Director Nicolas Winding Refn and Elle Fanning, and two featurettes – “Behind the Soundtrack of The Neon Demon” and “About The Neon Demon.”
Shot in Los Angeles, The Neon Demon, features a driving electronic soundtrack by Cliff Martinez, who previously composed the celebrated scores for Refn’s films Drive and Only God Forgives, and stunning high fashion by costume designer and past Refn collaborator Erin Benach (Drive).
The film is produced by Lene Børglum (Dogville, Only God Forgives), Sidonie Dumas, and Vincent Maraval. Executive producers are Christophe Riandee, Brahim Chioua, Christopher Woodrow (Birdman, Killer Joe), Michael Bassick (Bernie, The Ten), Steven Marshall, Michel Litvak (Whiplash, Drive), Gary Michael Walters (Whiplash, Drive), Jeffrey Stott (2 Guns, Drive), Rachel Dik (Old Fashioned), Victor Ho (The World Made Straight, Fast Food Nation), Manuel Chiche, Matthew Read, and Thor Sigurjonsson. Co-Producers are K. Blaine Johnston and Elexa Ruth.