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Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Amazon is teaming up with “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn on new crime thriller, Variety has learned exclusively.

The drama, titled “Too Old To Die Young,” has been greenlit with a straight-to-series order with 10 episodes, according to sources. The show will shoot this fall in Los Angeles.

“Too Old To Die Young” explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles. The series is described as being in a similar vein to Refn’s Pusher trilogy, which looked at Danish criminals caught up in the drug trade. It explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.

Refn will serve as co-writer with Ed Brubaker, who will be an executive producer. Refn will also direct the series and produce it.

Amazon has past ties to Refn, as the company previously released “The Neon Demon,” his recent horror film and fashion satire with Elle Fanning. His other credits include “Only God Forgives” and “Valhalla Rising.” “Too Old To Die Young” marks the first American TV series for the Danish filmmaker.

Brubaker is a comic writer and cartoonist, who most recently took a turn into television, working as a supervising producer and writer on HBO’s “Westworld.” He started in the crime genre of comics and then moved to superhero comics, writing for “Batman,” “Daredevil,” “Captain America,” Catwoman” and more.

The project is eyeing several big-name stars — Variety sources have mentioned three notable male actors who have been offered roles, though no deals have been made. Should the series lock down one of the names on Refn’s wish list, the show would follow Amazon’s hot streak of expanding its lineup of original programming with A-listers, including “Transparent” with Jeffrey Tambor, “Goliath” with Billy Bob Thornton, plus upcoming projects with Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro and David O. Russell and a drama series from “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner.

Refn is repped by WME. Amazon did not respond to a request to comment and WME declined to comment.
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/amaz...fn-1201980642/
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re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Refn? Sold.

I will watch - and likely love - anything the man does.
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re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Miles Teller is hitting the world of streaming TV. Amazon Studios has cast Teller in drama series “Too Old to Die Young,” from “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn and scribe Ed Brubaker.

Teller will play Martin, a police officer entangled in the world of assassins. The series explores the criminal underbelly of Los Angeles by following killers’ existential journeys in becoming samurai. Refn will direct all 10 episodes, co-writing with Brubaker, who will exec produce. “Too Old to Die Young” is Refn’s first American TV project; Brubaker, a celebrated writer in the comics world, most recently was a supervising producer and writer on HBO’s “Westworld.”

This will be Teller’s first series regular role after starring in films like 2014’s “Whiplash” and last summer’s “War Dogs.” He has two features coming out in the latter half of 2017 — Lionsgate’s “Granite Mountain” and Universal’s Steven Spielberg-produced “Thank You for Your Service.” “I’m a huge fan of Nic’s work so the opportunity to work with him, and for a company like Amazon, with this type of material is very exciting,” Teller said.

Teller is repped by by CAA and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher.
http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/mile...es-1202017327/
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re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Huge Refn fan. Miles Teller is insufferable though, so I’m on the fence.
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re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Looks good. That's not enough though. Refn can't write a coherent narrative to save his life, so hopefully Brubaker can.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

This premieres tomorrow, but Amazon tends to drop things early on Thursday nights.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Had no idea this was coming out, awesome
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

There is building atmosphere and there is a glacial pace. I found this the latter.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Is that good or bad? I don’t get it...
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Is that good or bad? I don’t get it...
​​​​​​Bad, it holds lingering shots with a pulsating soundtrack but none of it builds atmosphere or feeling or has purpose.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

I have not started on this and just got a text from a friend saying that he had to turn it off after 20 minutes. It has minimal dialogue and people just stare off into space for long stretches of time. It took 20 minutes for 2 minutes of dialogue. Each episode is 75-90 minutes each and there's 10 episodes. IMDB says it's 900 minutes long.
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​​​​​​Bad, it holds lingering shots with a pulsating soundtrack but none of it builds atmosphere or feeling or has purpose.
Refn does things like this in his movies (which are an acquired taste IMO).
I consider it to be B.S., but others might disagree.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Not shocked at the poor reviews. Refn is going to live off the critical and commercial success of Drive for the rest of this career. Doesn't matter how many bad projects he makes.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

I enjoy it. No way could I binge it.

It is is exactly what you think it is with NWR.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

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Refn does things like this in his movies (which are an acquired taste IMO).
I consider it to be B.S., but others might disagree.
Love Refn, I even dug Only God Forgives and most of Neon Demon. This is almost feels like a satire of himself.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

Loving this. I doubt I’d revisit. It’s pretty miserable through and through.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

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Refn does things like this in his movies (which are an acquired taste IMO).
I consider it to be B.S., but others might disagree.
I feel the same about Terrence Malick's films. What was once beautiful and even poetic are now just beyond tedious. Like a two hour screen shot or perfume commercial.


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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

I just HAD to take a look at this movie tonight.
The opening scene is uncomfortable, cringy, and unintentionally funny.
IOW, more of the same ol' same ol' filmmakermasturbation we have seen before from this guy.
Loved the HDR, but couldn't go any further.
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It took 20 minutes for 2 minutes of dialogue .
That is a pretty big exaggeration by your friend.

But... this is a slog. With the first two episodes being 3 hours total (and the second being entirely in Mexican), I don’t see most sticking with this.
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Love Refn, I even dug Only God Forgives and most of Neon Demon. This is almost feels like a satire of himself.
Yea... his style definitely does not work in this format.

I am going to try and power through it through.
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That is a pretty big exaggeration by your friend.

But... this is a slog. With the first two episodes being 3 hours total (and the second being entirely in Mexican), I don’t see most sticking with this.
Entirely in Mexican?

That just peaked my interest.
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Entirely in Mexican?

That just peaked my interest.
I don’t think you’d hate it.
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Re: Too Old To Die Young (Amazon) from Nicolas Winding Refn -- S: Miles Teller -- 6/14/19

I've watched up to Episode 5. Some of this seems straight up Lynchian.

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