Friday, March 18, 2016

Writer-Director Michael Mann Launching Book Imprint

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Writer-director Michael Mann (The Aviator, The Last of the Mohicans, Miami Vice), "long one of the most literate translators of words to the screen," is launching Michael Mann Books, an imprint that will "generate a series of novels with a stable of writers and the properties will simultaneously be developed for film and television," Deadline reported. Under his imprint, Mann "will have a core group of authors to collaborate on fiction and nonfiction books, and he may share cover credit on certain properties. Conversations with publishers are expected to begin shortly."

Several of Mann's projects have come from literary properties, Deadline noted, adding that "high on the priority list is a prequel novel dealing with the principal characters of Mann's "seminal crime thriller Heat," the 1995 film starring Al Pacino and Robert De Niro

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