Director Michael Mann Announces Thrilling Prequel / Novel Sequel

The novel Heat will tell an original story about the lives of the characters in the 1995 film both before and after the events of the film.

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Renowned film director Michael Mann has announced that he will publish a book sequel to his 1995 crime thriller. Heat. The novel, titled Heat 2, will be written by award-winning author Edgar Meg Gardiner and will focus on an origin story about the lives of the characters depicted in the series. Heatboth before and after the events of the film.

Mann announced the news on his Twitter account with a short 1-minute trailer of Moby’s God moves on the water, that’s the song used at the end of the original Warner Bros. movie. Heat 2 is the debut novel by Michael Mann Books, signed to a multi-million dollar deal with HarperCollins publisher William Morrow.


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Original film starring Famous actor Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as police lieutenant Vincent Hanna and master thief Neil McCauley, who are trapped in a cat-and-mouse game in LA’s criminal underworld. The film marked the first time Pacino and De Niro appeared on the screen together. Both actors played the lead roles in Godfather part II, but their characters’ stories take place in different time periods, so they are never shown in any scenes together. Heat also stars Val Kilmer, Ashley Judd, Diane Verona, and Jon Voight.

Talking to limit line, Mann said of the new novel, “I had intended to do further stories about Heat. There is always a rich history or back story to the events in the lives of these people before 1995 in Heat and predictions about where their lives will take them. The novel is said to begin with an injured Chris Shiherlis (The character played by Kilmer in movie) as him try to escape LA. From there, the story moves between the six years before the film and the years immediately after the film. While Heat 2 There will be a diverse cast of new characters, which will also delve deeper into the lives and historical stories of the characters from the original film.

Although Mann’s 1995 film did not receive many awards at the time of its release, Heat considered one of the The best and most influential crime thrillers in the history of cinema. Inspired by real-life criminals and detectives, the film showcases many of Mann’s trademark qualities as a filmmaker, including his LA crime scene and his use of sequences. stressful action. It featured a famous shootout that to this day stands the test of time for its direction and incredible sound design.

While a novel-based sequel might not be what fans of the film are expecting, it’s still interesting that the director can return to these classic characters.

Heat 2 will be available on August 9, 2022.

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