Tokyo Vice Michael Mann

Micahel Mann is about to add another Vice to his name. The Miami Vice filmmaker will direct the pilot episode of Tokyo Vice, a new HBO Max series starring Ansel Elgort and Ken Watanabe. The show is based on the non-fiction book by Jake Adelstein, the only American journalist ever admitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club.

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heat novel

Three years ago, word came that Michael Mann would be returning to the world of Heat with a prequel novel. But after the initial announcement, no additional info arose, and you’d be forgiven for forgetting the project was even happening. Now, Mann himself has provided an update, stating that a Heat novel is definitely still in the works, and will be published next year.

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Manhunter vinyl soundtrack

Waxwork Records is releasing the soundtrack to Michael Mann‘s cult classic Manhunter on vinyl, and we have an exclusive look at the release. Available for the very first time in any format, the soundtrack is loaded with ’80s synth and moody atmosphere. More info on the Manhunter vinyl release below. 

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michael mann's next project

Michael Mann hasn’t helmed a feature since the 2015 Film Twitter fave Blackhat, but he might be about to get back in the game. Mann has purchased the acquired rights to a book about organized crime figure Paul Le Roux. The deal includes film and television rights to the book, which indicates a film or TV adaptation could be Michael Mann’s next project.

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Guillermo Del Toro Michael Mann documentary

Today in news that will make the denizens of Film Twitter lose their collective minds, acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is apparently making a documentary about acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann. That’s a whole lot of acclaim to go around. Details are slim at the moment, but just the knowledge that a director like del Toro is making a doc about a director like Mann is pretty darn exciting. Get the info on the Guillermo del Toro Michael Mann documentary below.

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heat prequel

Over a year ago, Michael Mann signed a deal to launch Michael Mann Books. On the list of priorities from the start was a prequel to Heat. Detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), Chris Shihirlis (Val Kilmer), and Nate (Jon Voight), they’re all a part of the book along with other familiar characters. Mann is co-writing the prequel with Reed Farrel Coleman (“Where It Hurts“).

Below, learn more about the Heat prequel.

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Michael Mann miniseries

Filmmaker Michael Mann is now working on an eight-to-10 hour long miniseries based on Mark Bowden‘s (Black Hawk Down) upcoming non-fiction novel, “Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam,” due out this June. Bowden, who spent five years writing his new book, recounts the Tet Offensive. Michael De Luca (The Social Network) is producing the miniseries, which will feature a few episodes directed by Mann.

Below, learn more about the Michael Mann miniseries.

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Logan trailer - Hugh Jackman ferrari movie

Following a huge weekend at the box-office with LoganHugh Jackman is in talks for the lead role in Michael Mann‘s Enzo Ferrari biopic. The actor would replace Christian Bale, who exited Ferrari a year ago over weight gain concerns. If a deal is struck, then Jackman will get to work with actress Noomi Rapace (The Drop) on Mann’s film.

Below, learn more about the Hugh Jackman Ferrari movie.

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the running man alternate versions

Before Paul Michael Glaser directed The Running Man, four other directors worked on Stephen King‘s big screen adaptation. Here are the three The Running Man alternate versions we almost saw.

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the dark knight michael mann influences

If you ask me, Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight is a masterwork, not just as a superhero movie but as a film. But like most great filmmakers, Nolan wears his film influences on his sleeves, and it’s very evident in his work. We’ve talked previously about how Nolan’s love for the James Bond franchise has shown up in his films from time to time (For instance, The Dark Knight Rises opening sequence was clearly inspired by 1989’s Licence to Kill). A new video essay presents scenes from director Michael Mann‘s films side by side with sequences from Nolan’s work on The Dark Knight.

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