Michael Mann also hints that Adam Driver could star in the upcoming film Heat 2.
In a recent interview with Vulture, Mann was asked about the novel “Heat 2,” which he co-wrote with Meg Gardiner, and whether it was always his intention to adapt the book into a sequel to the 1995 film starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Val starred in Kilmer.
“It wasn’t the intention, but you can’t separate the two,” Mann replied. “I don’t know how to write novels. I know how to write and imagine screenplays, and I wanted the novel to have a cinematic pace and story-oriented structure. I knew everything about every single one of these characters. I had imagined it all. I keep very thorough archives. What became exciting was that in Heat they were no longer the people they are, but to bring them through the experiences that have made them the people they are in the heat.”
Is Adam Driver playing a younger version of Robert De Niro’s character in Heat 2?
When asked about the casting of “Heat 2,” Mann further hinted that Driver – who stars in Mann’s latest film, “Ferrari” – could play a younger version of De Niro’s character Neil McCauley. Mann has previously spoken about wanting to include Driver in the film, but his casting has not been finalized at this time.
“You wouldn’t want to do the same thing,” Mann explained. “Look, this is nonsense. You want to reinvent these characters. There are certain qualifications. To play McCauley you have to be a great actor. I think Adam Driver is a great actor, as is De Niro. Then who is Hanna, who is Chris Shiherlis? Who can take it to a fresh place? This is not the dilemma I had with the movie “Miami Vice.” In hindsight, it wasn’t a win. If I had to do it again, I would have tried to have the same budget and not call it Miami Vice.”
Earlier this month, Mann confirmed that he plans to make “Heat 2” the next film he makes after Ferrari. “Ferrari,” which also stars Penélope Cruz, will be released in theaters on December 25, 2023.
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