Michael Mann Plans To Turn His Heat 2 Novel Into A ‘One Large Movie’

“Heat” was a hit in its day, taking in $187 million at the global box office against a reported $60 million budget, to go along with widespread acclaim that has only grown in the years since its release. The movie has done well on cable and through its various home video editions over the years, with a 4K Ultra HD release coming later this year as well. Mann, in the same interview, mused that this sustained relevance in the pop culture landscape could very well pave way for the sequel:

“It’s sustained in culture. It’s known. I could delude myself into thinking that the whole world is familiar with it, but when you check out its prominence in home vid for over 20 years, this thing really has legs. People are still watching it, people are still talking about it. It’s a brand. It’s kind of a Heat universe, in a way. And that certainly justifies a very large ambitious movie.”

There is no green light yet from Warner Bros., but one has to imagine that this could be something the studio would do with the right cast. Unfortunately, Mann has business to attend to first in the form of his “Ferrari” movie that is expected to film this year. After that? Fingers crossed for the continued adventures of Vincent Hanna and Neil McCauley.

“Heat 2” is set to hit bookstores on August 9, 2022.

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