We talk to the acclaimed director about the compilation album he put together
Since the release of Drive, Nicolas Winding Refn’s oneiric and stylishly violent and maybe also vacuous cinematic output (Only God Forgives, The Neon Demon) has polarized critics — earning vocal disapproval at Cannes (where people notoriously like to be loud about their rapidly-made opinions) and splits down the middle on Rotten Tomatoes. Show More Summary
Amazon wants to start producing 15 movies a year with “top filmmakers.” They’ve already collaborated with some notable directors, having joined forces with David O. Russell and Nicolas Winding Refn for some shows, in addition to distributing Kenneth Lonergan‘s Manchester by the Sea. Show More Summary
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. Show More Summary
The 'Whiplash' star joins a growing list of A-list actors the streamer has lured to TV, including Julianne Moore and Robert De Niro. read more
In which Refn's Amazon series gains a headliner. Read more...
In February, we reported that Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn was teaming up with comic book writer Ed Brubaker for Too Old To Die Young, an Amazon series about assassins in Los Angeles’ surprisingly samurai-filled criminal underworld. Show More Summary
Bringing to fruition a project that began almost five years ago, Variety reports that The Neon Demon director and exploitation cinema enthusiast Nicolas Winding Refn has been given the green light for his remake of one of the most notorious B-movies in director William Lustig’s long career of same: Maniac Cop. Show More Summary
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It seems like forever ago now that we brought you the news that NEON DEMON helmer Nicolas Winding Refn was going to be bringing us a new version of the 80s slasher classic MANIAC COP. Today we finally have news that the film is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, and casting is underway. Show More Summary
At long last, Maniac Cop, a modern adaptation of William Lustig’s 1988 cult classic that Nicolas Winding Refn and his partner Lene Børglum are producing, is set to shoot this summer in Los Angeles, with Wild Bunch on board to handle world sales, Variety is reporting. John Hyams, who directed the super fun Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, is […]
Plus, the acclaimed director talks about his new music collection, The Wicked Die Young.
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. Show More Summary
TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG will pair the studio and the director with writer Ed Brubaker and our eyeballs. Read more...
Too Old To Die Young will be co-written by Westworld's Ed Brubaker.
Nicolas Winding Refn's 2016 horror film THE NEON DEMON was extremely divisive among horror fans, but one thing pretty much everybody could agree on was that the score was another stellar piece of work from composer Cliff Martinez. Show More Summary
Nicolas Winding Refn’s glamorous and gruesome The Neon Demon was one of 2016’s more divisive releases. But its fans can have more to chew on when Refn debuts The Wicked Die Young, an album comprised of music that inspired him when undertaking the project. Show More Summary
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Director Nicolas Winding Refn (The Neon Demon) has teamed up with screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, best known for their extensive work on the James Bond franchise, for his Tokyo-set thriller, The Avenging Silence. Refn will again follow a man of few words with his next film. Show More Summary