“But you can’t bury diamonds,” Refn said.
According to Nicolas Winding Refn, Amazon wanted to keep “Too Old to Die Young” six feet under.
The filmmaker, who recently released “Copenhagen Cowboy” on Amazon, claimed that Amazon Prime Video buried the 2019 series for fear it would turn streamers into “ugly-looking” shows.
“They took all my marketing money because they feared the show would have a bad effect on Amazon. They told me that directly.”They were so shocked by it. was like, “What’s so shocking?” They said, “That would make us look bad.” And I said, “But nobody wants to see you.”
Refn continues: Fear reign is very dangerous. Amazon published the show, but they said, “I’ll bury you.” And they did. However, diamonds cannot be buried. ”
This limited series expands on Refn’s 138-minute feature of the same name, which premiered out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Miles Teller led a double life as a hitman in Los Angeles and starred as a detective struggling with an existential crisis.
Refn told Vulture that the series was “a one-off response to the political decline and rise of the Tea Party movement” in America at the time. was
“After 13 hours, there was nothing left to say about America. I was exhausted,” said the director of “Copenhagen Cowboy.” “And 13 hours is almost two seasons. If you watch TV now, three seasons.”
Lead Teller previously told IndieWire that each episode would be like shooting seven independent films back-to-back.
“Nick went crazy around episode 7. He refuses to compromise on mediocrity,” said Teller. According to the “Top Gun: Maverick” star, Refn also gifted Donald cast and crew hats that read “Making TV Great Again” in connection with his Trump’s presidential campaign. Refn, like Trump, emailed Amazon executives weekly.
“He was literally writing emails every Friday in his version of Trump’s voice to the heads of Amazon,” Teller said. “It’s the best director I’ve ever directed. They’re growing under my direction. It’s going well, you’ll love it. It’s going to be the biggest show for Amazon.”