Earlier this week Drive director Nicholas Winding Refn shed some light (by way of The Playlist‘s Corey Everett) on how his Harrison Ford project The Dying of the Light fell apart. What is Ford’s basic malfunction? He bails on this plus Traffic, Syriana, A History of Violence and A Walk Among the Tombstones and instead makes stuff like Cowboys & Aliens?
In early 2010 Refn partially explained the situation. “Unfortunately, it just didn’t work out,” Refn said. “It’s a shame. The script was fantastic but things fall apart. It’s one of those things that’s difficult, I really like Harrison and I think we got along great.”
The real story of Light‘s collapse was passed along by Refn at a sneak screening of Drive at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday, 9.14. Everett posted his story today.