Michael Mann To Re-Tool ‘Ali’ – ManlyMovie

Michael Mann To Re-Tool ‘Ali’

Michael Mann is a guy who does not mind adjusting his movies.  The next to be put back on the surgery table so to speak is Ali.

Mann has talked with Deadline to reveal that he’s returning to the movie for some fixing:

“With the hindsight of history, I felt the drama didn’t get all the way there. It wasn’t as strong as it should have been. I don’t think I changed anything on a movie like ‘Heat,’ but here, the proportion and how it made you feel, wasn’t quite right. I always knew how I wanted you to feel but I wasn’t sure that you were actually getting it. And then it occurred to me, what to do to make it be there.

I don’t know that it is any longer [than the original film], because I took out Ali’s fight against Cleveland Williams, which is maybe where you saw the prime that Ali lost when he was banned from boxing. I took it out because it felt like it was getting episodic.

It’s been so long since I’ve watched Ali, I wonder how it holds up now…