In an undeniably intriguing development, “Drive” director Nicolas Winding Refn and comic book writer Ed Brubaker are teaming up for an Amazon crime series.
Variety reports the drama, titled “Too Old To Die Young,” was given a 10-episode order, and is targeted to begin production this fall in Los Angeles. Brubaker will co-write and produce the project with Refn, who will also direct.
Described as a crime thriller in the vein of Refn’s “Pusher” trilogy, the series “explores various characters’ existential journeys from being killers to becoming samurai’s in the city of angels.”
“Too Old To Die Young” will mark the American television debut of the director, whose films include “Drive,” “Only God Forgives” and “The Neon Demon.” Amazon acquired the U.S. film rights to the latter in 2015.
The Eisner Award-winning Brubaker is best known for his comics work on Marvel’s “Captain America,” “Daredevil” and “The Immortal Iron Fist,” and for collaborations with artist Sean Phillips on such series as “Criminal,” “Sleeper,” “Fatale” and “Incognito. He recently turned to television with work on HBO’s “Westworld.”
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