The Neon Demon was one of the most captivating yet divisive genre flicks of 2016. Writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn offered a hypnotic exploration of Hollywood’s seedy underbelly with echoes of David Lynch and dystopian horror. Examples of both arthouse and metaphorical filmmaking, The Neon Demon still inspires vigorous debates among genre aficionados.
Refn’s latest project was recently announced: An Amazon web series titled Too Old to Die Young. /Film dropped the 411:
Details are still relatively scarce, but we know Miles Teller plays Martin, a cop who is mourning the murder of his partner. Martin and his partner’s killer quickly find themselves in a scenario involving Yakuza soldiers, cartel assassins, the Russian mob, and gangs of teenage murderers.
The show will “explore various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai in the city of angels.” Refn produced and co-wrote this with famed comic writer Ed Brubaker, who has also written for Westworld. Refn directed all ten episodes, returning to the small screen for the first time since he directed a pair of Agatha Christie’s Marple episodes for British television a decade ago.
We don’t have an exact release date, but we’re hoping to see Too Old to Die Young on Amazon sometime this year. Stay tuned for additional details as they emerge.
In addition to Teller, Too Old to Die Young will star Jena Malone, John Hawkes, and Cristina Rodlo.