‘Heat’ Director Michael Mann Confirms Follow-Up Movie

The 1995 crime thriller ‘Heat’ is one of the most celebrated movies to come out of the nineties. Director Michael Man as well as the cast, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jon Voight, Ashley Judd, Diane Venora, Val Kilmer, and more were praised for their performances in the cat-and-mouse game of LAPD detectives trying to catch a violent gang of thieves.

After the release of his novel ‘Heat 2’ with co-author Meg Gardiner in August 2022, speculation circulated if Mann would direct a film sequel which Mann confirmed in an interview with Deadline.

“Yes. Meg Gardiner and myself wrote the novel Heat 2, which came out right when we were shooting Ferrari. It did very well. I plan to shoot that next,” he explained at the Contenders London event.

When asked if Adam Driver would be tapped to play a younger version of De Niro’s character in the movie, Mann downplayed that.

“Perhaps,” he said. “We don’t talk about that yet. Let me put it this way: Adam and I got along like a house on fire [on Ferrari]. We have the same work ethic – which is pretty intense. We like each other, and we had a great time working together artistically.”

Man wrote, directed, and co-produced ‘Heat’ on a budget of $60 million. It would make over $180 million at the box office.

When the novel ‘Heat 2′ was released to bookshelves, it became number one on the New York Times’ bestseller list.

Mann first developed the script for ‘Heat’ as a television show titled ‘L.A. Takedown.’ He filmed a pilot for it and it was not picked up as a series, though the pilot would be released as a television movie on NBC in 1989. It starred Scott Plank (The In Crowd, Holes) as Vincent Hanna, who was portrayed by Pacino in ‘Heat.’

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