Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is reuniting with financiers/distributors Gaumont and Wild Bunch for his next project The Neon Demon, a new horror film set in Los Angeles and led by a young female cast.

Here's what the filmmaker had to say about the origins of The Neon Demon, which he is directing from a script he co-wrote with Mary Laws.

"One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making 'Drive' and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon."

Lene Børglum (Only God Forgives, Valhalla Rising) is producing for Space Rocket, with principal photography slated to begin in Los Angeles early next year. The filmmakers are aiming for a 2016 release, with the cast set to be unveiled later this year. The director is also bringing back members of his regular creative team, including editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez. Philippe Le Sourd (The Grandmaster) will serve as director of photography.

Take a look at the sales art for The Neon Demon, which will be on display when Gaumont and Wild Bunch introduce the project at the American Film Market.

<strong><em>The Neon Demon</em></strong> Sales Art