Specific details about the project have been kept under wraps but like Only God Forgives, the film will be an action thriller set in Asia. Refn will serve as producer of the project, along with his partner Lene Borglum on behalf of their production company Space Rocket Nation.
Purvis and Wade are a writing duo known for penning a considerable amount of films from the venerable Bond franchise, including Casino Royale, The Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, and most recently, Spectre. They are currently developing a Barbarella TV series with Refn for Amazon.
Refn’s latest film, The Neon Demon, is slated for release later this year. Starring Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, and Christina Hendricks, the movie follows an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles and learns about the extremes her fellow models will go to for beauty and youth. He is also attached to direct an adaptation of the graphic novel Button Man: The Killing Game by John Wagner and Arthur Ranson.
Dino-Ray Ramos | Staff Writer