Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Amazon series Too Old to Die Young is going to be big on style – that’s a given with most Refn titles. One thing it apparently won’t be big on, though, is talking. A new Too Old to Die Young clip is here, and while it runs for nearly two minutes, there’s a whole lot of awkward silence and long pauses. That’s not a flaw – it’s a design. Refn is establishing a mood, and that mood is bleak. In the clip below, Miles Teller turns down an offer to kill some random guy, and instead asks for a much different target.
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You either love Nicolas Winding Refn‘s over-stylized, hyper-violent art-trash, or you hate it. There’s no in between. I count myself in the former category – I can’t get enough of the gorgeous nonsense Refn has pumped out over the last several years. Now the Drive filmmaker is headed to Amazon Prime Video with his series Too Old to Die Young, and it looks like the neon-noir I’ve been waiting for, loaded with slick imagery, hard-boiled prose, and plenty of slow-motion. Watch the Too Old to Die Young trailer below.
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Too Old to Die Young, the upcoming Amazon series from neon fetishist Nicolas Winding Refn, is not going to be something you can blow through in one weekend. According to Refn’s longtime collaborator, composer Cliff Martinez, all 10 episodes of the series are about 90-minutes each, which would clock the entire series in about 16 hours.
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Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is known for movies like Drive and Only God Forgives – hyper-stylized, often meditative films that are drenched in pulsing electronic scores, neon lights, and tons of blood. Now he’s taken all of his predilections, tossed them in a blender, and poured out Too Old to Die Young, a new Amazon series that looks like the apotheosis of every idea he’s ever explored as a director. It also looks like what Refn might do if he were handed the keys to HBO’s True Detective.
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Stylish, divisive filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn is making the leap from the big screen to the small with the upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young, and Refn recently took to Twitter to announce his full cast. The Amazon series, which finds Refn teaming with comic book writer Ed Brubaker, is described as a crime thriller that will “explore various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai in the city of angels.” The full Too Old to Die Young cast is revealed below.
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Less than two month’s after director Nicolas Winding Refn‘s (The Neon Demon) Too Old to Die Young was announced, the Amazon series has found its lead in Miles Teller. The Whiplash and War Dogs star will play an L.A. cop who gets pulled into an underground world of assassins. Refn is directing all 10 episodes.
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Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Angie Han
There was a time when it would’ve been surprising for a notable filmmaker at the top of his game to make the leap to television, but those days are over. These days, everyone from David Fincher to Cary Fukunaga to Jane Campion is jumping between the big screen and the small one. And as of now, we can add Nicolas Winding Refn to that growing list as well. He’s just been set to team with Amazon for Too Old to Die Young, a crime thriller described as being in a similar vein as his Pusher film trilogy. Read More »