We had spent a good season without news of one of the most desired projects by a large part of the moviegoing group most devoted to the always interesting genre of action thriller. This is none other than ‘Heat 2’, the sequel to Michael Mann’s modern classic which has already materialized in the form of a novel and which, it seems, is a little closer to reaching the big screen.
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If last July Mann himself confirmed that one of his plans was to translate his manuscript into moving images into “a very big movie”, today we have learned thanks to Deadline that The filmmaker is already in the negotiation phase with Warner Bros. to be able to shape his new and ambitious crime epic.
But this is not all, because the sources of the information have pointed out that Adam Driverwho recently collaborated with Mann on the as-yet-unpublished ‘Ferrari’, is also negotiating to play the young version of Neil McCauleythe character played by Robert De Niro in the original 1995 film. Other rumors point to Ana de Armas as a potential second signing and, to be honest, things are looking better every time.
It seems that, after almost three decades, the stars are beginning to align for the good old Michael Mann to fulfill this dream. While manages to find financing with Warner, I leave you with the synopsis of the novel so that we can get an idea of what to expect. Cross our fingers.
“This new story leads up to the events of the film and then beyond, introducing new characters on both sides of the law, new heists and extraordinarily cinematic action sequences. From the streets of Los Angeles to the syndicate sanctuary From rival Taiwanese crime scenes in Paraguay to a gigantic drug cartel money laundering operation right on the Mexican border, ‘Heat 2’ traces the dangerous workings of international criminal organizations and the agents who pursue them as offers a portrait of the men and women who inhabit both worlds. With an operatic scale, ‘Heat 2’ is riveting, moving and tragic. A masterpiece of crime fiction from one of the most innovative and influential filmmakers in American cinema.”
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