Michael Mann

Christian Bale Exits Michael Mann’s ‘Ferrari’ Movie Over Weight Gain Demands

by Britt Hayes January 15, 2016 @ 5:06 PM
Warner Bros.
Christian Bale has become something of a pro when it comes to transforming his body for movie roles, which makes his decision to exit Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari biopic due to “health concerns” somewhat shocking. When you can’t get Bale, of all people, to reshape his body for your film, perhaps you’re asking just a little too much. Or maybe “flabby” is one body shape Christian Bale just can’t get down with, aesthetically.

Paramount Picks Up Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari Biopic, Angling to Add Noomi Rapace

by Charles Bramesco October 28, 2015 @ 9:25 AM
For a movie about a guy who developed neck-snappingly fast cars, Michael Mann’s Enzo Ferrari has been making progress at an extremely gradual pace. Mann first started toying with the idea of chronicling the life of the Italian auto pioneer (a concept first realized fictitiously on the HBO series Entourage, with the world’s greatest thespian Vinny Chase in the title role) fifteen years ago, but the film only shifted into gear earlier this year.

Christian Bale to Play Legendary Racer and Entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari for Michael Mann

by Britt Hayes August 20, 2015 @ 5:08 PM
Relativity Media
Michael Mann has been developing his Enzo Ferrari biopic for about 15 years — in the meantime, he’s directed films like Collateral, Miami Vice and the recent Blackhat. But now it looks like Mann is finally gearing up to commit to the Ferrari project, with Christian Bale in the driver’s seat as the iconic racer and entrepreneur.

‘Blackhat’ Review: The Mann-liest Hacker Movie Ever

by Matt Singer January 13, 2015 @ 11:17 PM
On the list of uncinematic activities, computer hacking has to rank near the top, somewhere between small-business accounting and taking a nap. It’s tedious, static, and solitary work, and what little’s interesting about it is largely incomprehensible to those without advanced degrees in computer science. In a lesser filmmaker's hands, a hacker movie like ‘Blackhat’ would be terminally boring. But ‘Blackhat’ is in the hands of Michael Mann, and that means it’s also stylish, moody, and punctuated by intense action scenes.

Another ‘Miami Vice’ Reboot Reportedly in the Works at Universal

by Britt Hayes December 15, 2014 @ 6:51 PM
It was only eight years ago that Michael Mann released his ‘Miami Vice’ film, offering a grittier update on his classic ‘80s television series, but Universal is reportedly already looking to reboot the franchise again with yet another feature film. Why make something new and original when you can try to capitalize on an existing franchise and fan base by rebooting and updating beloved characters over and over and over again?

'Blackhat' Trailer: Chris Hemsworth Stars as a (Very Handsome) Hacker

by Mike Sampson September 25, 2014 @ 11:45 AM
Universal and Legendary
In the current world we live in - what with the celebrity nude photo scandal - cybercrime is at the forefront of a lot of the conversation. How do we keep ourselves and our identities safe? Such is the plot of 'Blackhat,' the new Chris Hemsworth thriller that stars the 'Avengers' actor as the world's leading hacker (who also happens to be beautiful and is really good at punching people in the face).

'Warcraft' Blinks and Moves Away From 'Star Wars: Episode 7' as Universal Dates Future Titles

by Damon Houx November 27, 2013 @ 5:35 PM
Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' was originally scheduled for release on December 18, 2015, which it called before 'Star Wars: Episode 7' announced when it would be hitting theaters (many thought the new 'Star Wars' would go with mid-May as with all the previous films). But now that 'Episode 7' has picked the same weekend, 'Warcraft' blinked and has moved to March 11, 2016.