Ahead of the impending release of director Michael Mann’s Heat 2 novel, which serves as each a prequel and sequel to the 1995 movie, Tribeca Festival had arranged a Q&A panel to rejoice the unique movie’s twenty fifth anniversary. It was once attended by means of manufacturer Art Linson and main stars Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.
During the panel (by way of Variety), when requested in regards to the attainable movie adaptation of Heat 2, Oscar winner Al Pacino prompt that Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet must the actor to take over his position as Lt. Vincent Hanna. Pacino persevered to explain Chalamet as “a wonderful actor” with “great looks.”
Heat 2 is the follow-up novel to the 1995 crime drama movie starring Pacino as Lt. Vincent Hanna and De Niro as felony Neil McCauley. Described as a each a prequel and sequel, Heat 2 will function tales that happen in each 1989 and 2002 with its forged of characters. The novel is co-written by means of Mann and Meg Gardiner. It is predicted to release this August 9.
“One day after the end of Heat, Chris Shiherlis is holed up in Koreatown, wounded, half-delirious, and desperately trying to escape LA. Hunting him is LAPD detective Vincent Hanna,” says the synopsis. “Hours earlier, Hanna killed Shiherlis’s brother-in-arms Neil McCauley in a gunfight under the strobe lights at the foot of an LAX runway. Now Hanna’s determined to capture or kill Shiherlis, the last survivor of McCauley’s crew, before he ghosts out of the city.
“In 1988, seven years earlier, McCauley, Shiherlis, and their highline crew are taking scores on the West Coast, the US-Mexican border, and now in Chicago. Driven and daring, they’re pulling in money and living vivid lives. And Chicago homicide detective Vincent Hanna—a man unreconciled with his history—is following his calling, the pursuit of armed and dangerous men into the dark and wild places, hunting an ultraviolent gang of home invaders. Meanwhile, the fallout from McCauley’s scores and Hanna’s pursuit cause unexpected repercussions in a parallel narrative, driving through the years following Heat.”
Heat additionally starred Val Kilmer, Natalie Portman, Diane Venora, Tom Sizemore, Hank Azaria, Ashley Judd, Danny Trejo, and extra. The 1995 movie was once Pacino and De Niro’s first-ever on-screen look in combination once they each starred within the acclaimed sequel The Godfather Part II in 1974.