Michael Mann

Every Michael Mann Movie Ranked Worst To Best

We may receive a commission on purchases made from links. Michael Mann is a perfectionist. Many geniuses are. Decades after the release of his masterpiece, "Heat," he was still tinkering with the lighting scheme. Meanwhile, he was also re-editing "Ali' and even trying to salvage his least-loved film, "Blackhat." Mann's...
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Michael Mann in Italy Prepping for Long-Awaited ‘Ferrari’ with Adam Driver and Penélope Cruz

Click here to read the full article. Michael Mann’s “Ferrari” is one of the longest-gestating projects in Hollywood, with the “Heat” director trying to get the racing drama off the ground for the better part of two decades. The film, tells the story of Enzo Ferrari, the auto executive who turned his passion for racing into the most iconic sports car brand on the planet. Adam Driver is set to play Enzo Ferrari, taking over the role that Hugh Jackman was previously in talks to play. With the cast finally settled and financing in place, Mann is finally gearing up to...

Michael Mann Prepping ‘Ferrari’ In Italy Ahead Of Planned Summer Shoot

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Heat director Michael Mann is getting closer to the start line on Ferrari and is in Italy this week as part of pre-production. Filming is due to commence in mid-July and members of the crew are on the payroll. As we revealed in February, the big-budget biopic of racing mogul Enzo Ferrari is set to star Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene Woodley. The long-gestating pic has been stop-start for the best part of two decades. The movie again faced uncertainty in recent months due to the precarious financial position of STX, the U.S. studio currently behind the project....

Michael Mann Had To Get Creative When Adapting The Last Of The Mohicans

"The Last of the Mohicans" is a potboiler written by James Fenimore Cooper and published in 1826. It tells the tale of Natty Bumppo, a white man raised by Native Americans who goes on rollicking adventures across the frontier. "The Last of the Mohicans" is book two of a five-part series, like if "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" was spectacularly boring and also required reading for American students. Yet it has been adapted to film and television many times. George B. Seitz directed a version in 1936. Michael Mann, legendary director of "Heat" and "Miami Vice," directed his own version in 1992. Cary Fukunaga and Nicole Kassell were announced to be working on a new adaptation back in 2020. Something in the source text has lured in artists again and again, like moths fluttering inexorably toward an old and unpredictable camp lantern.

Michael Mann Didn't Want Public Enemies To Be Just Another Period Piece

By the time director Michael Mann's crime drama-cum-biopic "Public Enemies" was released in 2009, the cinematic medium had existed for a full century. As a result, historical events lived in the public consciousness more than just in firsthand memories from those still living who experienced them; such memories of events had become superseded by films depicting them. In other words, the look of World War II had become synonymous with the look of a '40s movie, Vietnam and Watergate evoked images of '70s films, and so on.

What Michael Mann brought to Tokyo Vice

The title isn't the only similarity between Tokyo Vice and Miami Vice. The first episode of HBO Max's new Japan-set crime series was also directed by Michael Mann, the famed filmmaker who produced the original Miami Vice TV series and directed the 2006 film. That makes Tokyo Vice's premiere episode the first Mann-directed project to make it to screens since his 2015 flop Blackhat.
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Behind the Scenes of ‘Tokyo Vice’ With Director Michael Mann

This week, Chris is joined by The Ringer’s Juliet Litman to assemble their dream prime-time TV lineups (0:00). Then, Chris speaks with director Michael Mann about his work on the latest HBO Max series, Tokyo Vice. (34:37). Mann breaks down shooting on location in Japan, Japanese film, and more (46:00).

Michael Mann Teases More ‘Heat’ Novels & Says No Reason TV “Can’t Be As Boldly Cinematic” As Films

Michael Mann (“Collateral,” “Ali”) fans can rejoice that he’s finally back with the HBO Max crime series “Toyko Vice.” In the series, which Mann produces and directs the excellent pilot of (read our review here), we get to see the legendary filmmaker wade into the waters of cops and crooks yet again. Set in Japan, the series focuses on an American crime reporter (Ansel Elgort) who attempts to embed himself in both the worlds of Japanese police and the criminal syndicate known as the Yakuza. While there, the young man also must navigate the culture shock connected to the hierarchy of working for a well-respected Japanese news office (Ken Watanabe also stars).