Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn doesn’t have a lot love for streaming companies.
Talking on the Venice Movie Pageant, per Selection, Refn slammed streaming companies for being “overfunded and rotten with cash and cocaine.”
He continued, “It’s extremely unhappy and terrifying as a result of artwork is actually the one factor – in addition to, you realize, intercourse, water and happiness — that makes us exist.”
In 2018, Refn advised The Guardian that “cinema is useless.” He stated on the time, “Movie clings on to our ft as we transfer ahead. The easiest way to maneuver ahead [is] to bury the previous. That doesn’t imply you overlook it.”
Talking additional on the matter at Venice, Refn stated, “Though I projected it was useless just a few years in the past, it has became one thing we have now to battle for. Theatrical motion pictures are a part of what makes us human and expertise creativity.”
Refn tied streaming companies to the rising use of synthetic intelligence in movie and tv, including, “AI isn’t an artist. AI is a product.”
Nicolas Winding Refn is engaged on a brand new film
Refn introduced at Venice that he’s engaged on a brand new film, which can mark his first function movie since 2016’s The Neon Demon. Previous to that, Refn made Solely God Forgives in 2013 and Drive in 2011, each of which starred Ryan Gosling. He additionally directed Mads Mikkelsen in 2009’s Valhalla Rising and Tom Hardy in 2008’s Bronson.
Most lately, Refn created Copenhagen Cowboy, a Netflix sequence that was launched in January 2023 starring Angela Bundalovic, Andreas Lykke Jørgensen, and Li li Zhang. He labored with Prime Video in 2019 on a sequence referred to as Too Previous to Die Younger, which starred Miles Teller.
In 2018, Refn began his personal web site, byNWR, that enables viewers to stream sure curated titles at no cost. The service is run by web site director Kimberly Willming.