UPDATED: Heat Getting Prequel Novel… Movie Too? – ManlyMovie

UPDATED: Heat Getting Prequel Novel… Movie Too?


UPDATED: Looks like this one is moving forward.  Author Reed Farrel Coleman, a four-time Edgar Award-nominated author, will collaborate with Mann to tell this origin story involving the characters from the Al Pacino-Robert De Niro-led ensemble drama.

I’m not sure about a movie though.  Do those things ever work out, even for classics like this?  In fact doesn’t that make them potentially even worse?

PREVIOUSLY: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think ‘Heat’ is the single best movie ever made.  I love everything about it.  Now there is talk of a prequel.

Deadline reports that Mann will be launching the imprint Michael Mann Books, which will churn out a series of books that will simultaneously be developed for film and television.  On that list is a ‘Heat’ prequel.  If Mann is behind it, you know that greedy execs won’t need to be asked twice.  I’m sure they’ve been trying for years.

However, is it a good idea?  I find a whiff of doubt coming along with this, should you really ever fuck with perfection?  Well The Godfather may not be perfect, but it’s close and it says ‘yes’.  But I don’t know.  The novel sounds good, that’s definitely one to keep an eye out for.  But I don’t know if Mann should be fucking with the classics like this.

Michael Mann, I hope you know what you’re doing.  This ain’t no Vin Diesel trasher series that wants to be worn thin.  Anyway, isn’t it about time to watch Heat, again?