Nicolas Winding Refn Could Do Jodorowsky's 'The Incal'

May 31, 2013


He's recently cleared the possibility of The Equalizer remake and Bond 24 from his schedule, but Nicolas Winding Refn is quickly stockpiling other projects to distract himself from his horrifically-violent relationship with Ryan Gosling. As ThePlaylist notes, the Only God Forgives director already has I Walk With The Dead in development with his Drive actress Carey Mulligan, a possible Button Man adaptation, and a Barbarella series to do, but already he's considering another ambitious sci-fi adaptation.

An article in FrenchInter doesn't provide a quote but makes a brief mention that Refn has told them he's tackling Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Incal. Written by the Chilean-French director and largely illustrated by Mœbius--re-teaming the two after Jodorowsky's failed attempt at making Dune--the comic book epic is set in a dystopian future, and concerns a reluctant, debauched hero who receives a powerful crystal sought by various rival factions. It's enough like The Fifth Element that Jodorowsky and Mœbius filed suit against that film's director, Luc Besson, but ultimately lost the case, as it's pretty hard to argue against Leeloo costumes.

Anyway, details are scarce for now, but here's some footage from when the comic was going to be adapted as an animated film. Imagine it with more Gosling.

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