Michael Mann had made an impression with the film Heat released in 1995, which remains to this day one of his best films. A feature film that has established itself in the list of the most famous urban thrillers in the history of cinema. Deep down, the director has always wanted to offer a new aspect to the story, to approach the deeper universe. To carry out this idea, the scenario writer went to solicit Meg Gardiner, author of detective novels, so that she takes part in the drafting of the work. Together, they are writing Heat 2, of which here is a short teaser: An enticing trailer that instantly immerses us in the universe of the original film. The title of Moby, “God Moving Over The Face Of The Waters” and the images of the Downtown district in Los Angeles largely contribute to this immersion. This work will take place between the years 1989 and 2002 and will dissect the relationships between the characters for deeper immersion in the story. The book will act as a prequel and sequel to the 1995 film: we will explore the past, we will see the events prior to the original story and then discover the rest of this rich story. During an exchange with Deadline, the filmmaker declared concerning the rest of the project: “I always intended to create stories around Heat. There is a rich history around the events of 1995 and an idea of what awaits the characters after. When I was writing the film , it was imperative for me to create full lives of all the characters and learn everything about them, including Neil McCauley’s pivotal early years when he lost track of his brother, before he was parachuted into the streets, young, angry and dangerous.The novel shows a very affected McCauley and the dramatic events that culminated in his saying: ‘if you are in the streets, have no attachments, let nothing in your life that you can’t leave in thirty sec ondes’ “When we talk about Heat, we are talking about a work that, over time, has become legendary. A tragic fresco opposing a lieutenant embodied by an Al Pacino at the height of his art against a man of the New York mafia wonderfully embodied by Robert De Niro. The film highlights their opposition but also supports the intimacy of these characters and it is this closeness with them that has greatly contributed to the success of this feature film. The work will be available in bookstores on August 9, 2022 and we will can only hope that a feature film will ensue.
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