People can’t stop talking about Joker, Todd Phillips‘ dark, violent origin story for the Clown Prince of Crime. As we head into awards season, you can expect the film to continue to be at the forefront of entertainment news as Warner Bros. pushes for awards glory. There was a private screening for the film in LA recently, and legendary director Michael Mann was supposed to be on hand to interview Phillips. Sadly, Mann couldn’t make the event due to a scheduling problem, but he was still kind enough to send along a letter singing the praises of Joker.
Posted on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Friday, July 27th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Friday, April 13th, 2018 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Chris Evangelista
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.
Posted on Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
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.
Posted on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
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.
Posted on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Jack Giroux
Following a huge weekend at the box-office with Logan, Hugh 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.
Posted on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Fred Topel
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.