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« Reply #120 on: February 14, 2005, 05:04:10 PM »
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Foxx, Farrell Take on 'Miami Vice' Duty

LOS ANGELES - Add Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell to the roster of stars resurrecting TV shows for the big screen. Foxx and Farrell will star in a movie version of the cop series "Miami Vice," which will be written and directed by Michael Mann, an executive producer on the show that ran on NBC from 1984-89.

Shooting is scheduled to begin this spring, with the movie tentatively due in theaters July 28, 2006.

Foxx, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in Mann's hitman thriller "Collateral" last summer, will play Detective Ricardo Tubbs, a role originated for TV by Philip Michael Thomas. Farrell is playing Detective Sonny Crockett, the part created by Don Johnson.
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« Reply #121 on: February 14, 2005, 09:44:46 PM »
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Oh, PLEASE!  Why would anyone even attempt a remake of that show now?  Anything they do is going to pale in comparison to...


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« Reply #122 on: March 17, 2005, 04:07:07 AM »
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Foxx, Farrell Take on 'Miami Vice' Duty

LOS ANGELES - Add Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell to the roster of stars resurrecting TV shows for the big screen. Foxx and Farrell will star in a movie version of the cop series "Miami Vice," which will be written and directed by Michael Mann, an executive producer on the show that ran on NBC from 1984-89.

Shooting is scheduled to begin this spring, with the movie tentatively due in theaters July 28, 2006.

Foxx, who co-starred with Tom Cruise in Mann's hitman thriller "Collateral" last summer, will play Detective Ricardo Tubbs, a role originated for TV by Philip Michael Thomas. Farrell is playing Detective Sonny Crockett, the part created by Don Johnson.


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« Reply #123 on: March 17, 2005, 04:34:50 AM »
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I hope there is a scene with them in the car driving to "In the Air Tonight"

I bought the season 1 dvd when it came out, and I lost my shit when that scene came on.  Great moment.  I hope you're not being facetious.

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« Reply #124 on: March 17, 2005, 11:15:15 AM »
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I hope there is a scene with them in the car driving to "In the Air Tonight"

I bought the season 1 dvd when it came out, and I lost my shit when that scene came on.  Great moment.  I hope you're not being facetious.


I'm not.  I'm currently going through Season 1 and that moment (albeit cheesy) works.
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« Reply #125 on: March 30, 2005, 01:04:51 AM »
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'Miami Vice' Squad Books Gong Li as Love Interest

Chinese-born actress Gong Li has joined the cast of Michael Mann's big-screen update on the 1980s TV crime drama "Miami Vice" for Universal Pictures.

Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx star, respectively, as Detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs in the film being adapted from the hit NBC series. Mann, who executive-produced the TV show, is writing, directing and producing the feature.

The actress will play Isabella, the Chinese-Cuban wife of the leader of a transnational crime syndicate and Crockett's love interest.
 
"Vice" is set for a July 28, 2006, release.

Li, whose credits include "Raise the Red Lantern" and "Farewell My Concubine," appears in the upcoming films "2046," "Eros" and "Memoirs of a Geisha."
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« Reply #126 on: April 06, 2005, 02:51:26 PM »
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Who Shot Miami Vice?
Crew revealed for film version.
 
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Dion Beebe will serve as the director of photography on the big-screen version of Miami Vice. Beebe previously teamed with Vice director Michael Mann on Collateral, for which Beebe and Paul Cameron received the top cinematography prize at the British Academy Film Awards.

Beebe is reportedly "testing the Panavision Genesis, the Thomson Viper and the Sony HDCAM for shooting Vice night sequences. Asked whether he is considering using a combination of digital cameras again, Beebe said: 'I don't think so. We'd like to keep it to just one digital camera this time.'"

THR also says William Goldenberg (Domino) and Paul Rubell (The Island) will be the editors of Miami Vice, with Victor Kempster (Any Given Sunday) onboard as production designer.

Miami Vice begins filming soon for a summer '06 bow.
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« Reply #127 on: April 15, 2005, 01:33:13 PM »
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Mann Talks Vice
"There is a sexual beat to Miami."
 
According to the Miami Herald, director Michael Mann and Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx attended a Lenny Kravitz after-concert party Wednesday night at billionaire developer Thomas Kramer's mansion on Star Island where Mann spoke to the Herald about his Miami Vice movie.

"There is a sexual beat to Miami that no city in the world has, and the film will capture it the way the TV show was never allowed to," Mann said.

Mann believes Vice might, as the TV series did, set some fashion trends. Miami's penchant for revealing night-life attire will be showcased in the movie.

"I am not trying to do a film version of GQ, not intentionally anyway," the director humorously added.

Miami Vice begins filming next month for a 2006 bow.
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« Reply #128 on: April 16, 2005, 11:49:09 AM »
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I just watched The Insider last night, (after watching Broadcast news) and it is the one movie that has blown away any second thoughts of wanting to smoke. Great film.
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« Reply #129 on: April 16, 2005, 12:02:34 PM »
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Miami Vice begins filming next month for a 2006 bow.


...and I'm so excited.
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« Reply #130 on: April 16, 2005, 12:11:52 PM »
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They are shooting some scenes just some meters away from my place. Same spots were they shot parts of The Specialist and Transporter 2.

Transporter was very fun to watch, and take pictures. They crashed cars and made explotions and everything.

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« Reply #131 on: May 30, 2005, 01:26:39 AM »
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Isn't that a credit to Mann, though, that he allows death to be arbitrary, as it is in life? This is of course more attributable to Heat, which of the three films you mention has the most developed and therefore lifelike characters, but his thwarting of conventions overall seems rather refreshing.


This is usually how I see it also.  It is anticlimactic, perhaps because we always expect a huge climax with explosions and car crashes and the final word before the bullet goes in when we watch an action film (and perhaps we feel this need even more since we do know the characters more than in some other action films)...but I think this is part of Mann's point.  For all the other people in these films who die without fanfare or climax, why should the "bad guy" get the climactic death?  "He allows death to be arbitrary, as it is in life."  I wouldn't necessarily say death is arbitrary or that Mann sees it as arbitrary, but I would say that it feels arbitrary to those who are not particularly close to the one who passes, as in life.

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In a lot of ways, i think these final deaths allow the film to get better on repeat viewings.  Heat, Collateral and Last of the Mohicans each get better and better with each viewing for me.  To me, they are in that group of films where you want to restart the movie after it's finished.

I've only seen The Insider (loved it), Theif (good) and Manhunter (ok>good) once.  Ali is the only film that I saw and didn't like at all.  I saw it in theatres and perhaps I need to rewatch it.  Is the Directors Cut better than the original?
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« Reply #132 on: May 30, 2005, 09:53:45 PM »
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Is the Directors Cut better than the original?

I'd like to know this too, Mac? Anyone?
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« Reply #133 on: May 10, 2006, 12:11:18 PM »
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Pacino, De Niro bring "Heat" to videogame

The stars and director the 1995 heist thriller "Heat" are in talks to contribute to a videogame spin-off, according to the project's developers.

The film starred Al Pacino and Robert De Niro as characters on the opposite side of the law, and included the first scene in which the two actors ever appeared together. Val Kilmer also starred in the film, which was directed by Michael Mann.

The videogame is expected to be confirmed Wednesday at the Electronic Entertainment Expo underway in Los Angeles.

Offering single-player and multiplayer first-person shooter action set in the film's world, it is being targeted for next-generation consoles by late 2007. "Heat" producer Regency Entertainment, Titan Prods. and video game developer Gearbox Software are developing the project.

The game will either be a prequel or a sequel to the film, said Brad Foxhoven, president and co-founder of Titan. If it is a sequel, De Niro will appear in flashback since his bank robber character was killed in the film.

Should Pacino come aboard, his character will hunt down a new heist crew. If he doesn't, a new character will step into the role and track down the new crew.

Foxhoven said De Niro would potentially be used in the game through flashbacks and training levels. Kilmer's character would be able to interact with the crew directly because he survived the shootout at the film's end.

Gearbox president Randy Pitchford said the challenge is to avoid merely retreading the space the film already covered, but to let players choose their own paths and make their own decisions that the characters in the film didn't have to make or perhaps wouldn't have made if they got into the situations the game is going to create.

"There is something about this concept that I call 'hard core heist' that has never really been done well in a video game, yet everyone on the planet has thought about robbing a bank or something at one time or another," Pitchford said. "'Heat' pretty much defined what hard core heist means and it gives us a narrative mechanism to consider both sides."
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« Reply #134 on: May 10, 2006, 02:32:28 PM »
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if videogames really are the future, i'm tapping out right now. consider this to be where the kids and i part ways. kubrick would never do video games.

oh, this is just to make money! thank god for inferior quality products. frailty, thy name is franchise.
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