Only God Forgives isn't a sequel to Drive, but it could just as well be.

It was directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, stars Ryan Gosling, and, from the looks of this red band (read: slightly NSFW), features about the same amount of violence and dialog.

That is to say, quite a bit and very little, respectively.

And Refn himself made the comparison last year at Cannes, when he told reporters, "This one is very much a continuation of that language. It's based on real emotions, but set in a heightened reality. It's a fairy tale."

Only God Forgives is set in Bangkok and follows the misadventures of Gosling's Julian, the operator of a Thai boxing club (which is in actuality a front for his family's drug smuggling operation), who is tasked by his mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) to find and kill the man responsible for his brother's death.

Also starring Vithaya Pansringarm, the film is scheduled to be released July 19th.

[video via Movieclips]