Heat 2 is- to make the greatest understatement ever- unusual.
Let’s begin with good news. Heat 2 will be out soon- but it will be a book.
Director Michael Mann will make his debut as a novelist with a literary sequel to his classic crime thriller, Heat. Mann and Edgar-winner Meg Gardiner co-wrote the novel, which will be released on August 9 (probably also in digital format). The news was supported by a special teaser, set to Moby’s “God Moving Over the Face of the Water,” which was notably played in the final minutes of the 1995 crime epic.
Mann stated that he has intended to explore additional tales in the detective story “for a long time.” The novel takes place before and after the events of Heat, which finishes with the demise of criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), who is murdered by LAPD Lieutenant Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino).
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The plot involves Val Kilmer’s character, Chris, as he tries to flee Los Angeles in the wake of the film’s botched bank heist and chaotic gunfight, and it delves into the larger scale of international crime from the Mexican border to Taiwan. And it switches back to Neil McCauley and Vincent Hanna, the two on opposing sides of the legislation played so well by De Niro and Pacino, in their earlier days in Chicago, when failed relationships, Vietnam trauma, and shattered households push them to their deadly clash.
The novel will be the first from Michael Mann Books, which has a multi-million dollar agreement with HarperCollins imprint William Morrow, and it is Mann’s premiere as an author. The cat-and-mouse play involving Hanna and McCauley was inspired on an actual, real life ex-cop Chuck Adamson’s compulsive investigation of the real Neil McCauley, a cunning ex-con from Chicago who thrived to take down huge hits. Many of the incidents featured in the film are true.
The book follows the theory that Hanna McCauley were fated to cross paths.
The novel might provide an in-depth look at Hanna’s life six years in the past of the movie, as he honed his talents as an officer. Other members of McCauley’s team will also appear.
“When I was writing the film, it was imperative for me to create complete life stories about all the characters and to know everything about them,” Mann said, “including Neil McCauley’s early institutionalized years when he lost track of his brother, before he parachuted into the streets, young, angry and dangerous. And, the novel shows a McCauley very much attached and the dramatic events that resulted in his dictum that “if you’re making moves on the street, have no attachments, allow nothing to be in your life that you cannot walk out on in thirty seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner.”
“My way of working with a project involves immersing into the culture of the subject and accumulating a lot of detailed first-hand impressions and information. I want to know and feel that culture and the lives of the people in it. Methods, attitudes, and family values. I like to navigate these environments and operate within them. There’s an authenticity discoverable there that I believe resonates with audiences as real and true,” Mann continued.
Heat 2 Release Date
Heat 2, a sequel to the iconic criminal movie will take us into the flashbacks and the aftermath of the movie. It will hit the shelves on 9 August 2022.
“It’s been my intention for a long time to do the further stories of Heat. There was always a rich history or back-story about the events in these people’s lives before 1995 in Heat and projection of where their lives would take them after,” Mann said.