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14 items from 2016


‘The Cartel’ Author Don Winslow In Two-Book HarperCollins Deal

21 July 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: In a multimillion-dollar publishing deal, The Cartel author Don Winslow has moved from Random House to HarperCollins Publishers, where he will publish his next two novels through the William Morrow imprint. The novel titles aren't being revealed at this point, but sources said that the first will be shopped shortly to studios, producers and filmmakers. That novel is a contemporary tale set in New York with a strong lead role. It will be published next summer… »

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More ‘Cartel’ From Author Don Winslow

1 June 2016 5:03 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Don Winslow has announced on Twitter that he’s going back to write the third installment in the drug war novel series that began with The Power of the Dog and continued with last year’s much-lauded bestseller The Cartel. Fox made a big splashy deal for the movie rights to those novels, with Ridley Scott to direct the film from a script by Shane Salerno. Winslow’s declaration came just as The Cartel was released in paperback. Winslow first is committed to collaborating with… »

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Ridley Scott Will Direct Western Wraiths of the Broken Land

10 May 2016 4:35 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Following his success with 20th Century Fox's The Martian, which was nominated for Best Picture and made over $630 million worldwide, director Ridley Scott is reuniting with the studio and The Martian writer Drew Goddard for a new project. 20th Century Fox has closed a deal for the rights to author S. Craig Zahler's Western novel Wraiths of the Broken Land, which Ridley Scott will direct from an adapted script by Drew Goddard. Both the writer and director are also set to produce, alongside Michael Schaefer, Simon Kinberg and Aditya Sood.

Wraiths Of The Broken Land is set at the turn of the 20th Century in a town near the Mexican border. The story follows a group of men who team up to find their sisters, who have all been taken captive. As these men cross treacherous badlands to find their beloved siblings, their lives, ethics and sanity are put on the line. »

- MovieWeb

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HarperCollins Confirms Michael Mann Books Deal; Mann Reveals ‘Heat’ Prequel Details

12 April 2016 7:12 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Update, 7:12 Am: HarperCollins has confirmed its big multimillion-dollar, multi-book deal with upstart imprint Michael Mann Books, which Deadline revealed yesterday. The release runs below yesterday’s original break below. In it, Mann explains the imprint and sheds light on the novel about mobsters Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana he will write with The Cartel author Don Winslow, and Mann touches on the Heat prequel novel, which should have fans of that crime classic… »

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Don Winslow plus Michael Mann equals a whole lot of hell, yeah

22 March 2016 2:10 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Things are changing right now, and the people who are going to thrive are the ones who are wiling to embrace that change instead of railing against it. If you’re a storyteller, you’re going to go where you have the most freedom to tell stories. When I look at a deal like the one Netflix made for Bright, the film that David Ayer will direct from a script by Max Landis, I see a shift that is going to change where we see certain types of things. My whole life, my focus has been on movies and the theatrical experience, and that may be changing, and not because of any decision I’ve made. The industry has simply evolved in a certain direction, and if I want to watch certain kinds of storytelling, that is more often than not going to be at home now instead of the theater. »

- Drew McWeeny

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Mann Still Planning Gangster Feature

19 March 2016 1:45 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The other day came word that filmmaker Michael Mann had started a new venture, Michael Mann Books, which would manage literary works which would then be sold on to publishers, and could also be adapted into potential films and TV series which Mann would likely produce and maybe even direct.

The first is a prequel novel to "Heat" which Mann himself is already working on, but there's no word at all (despite some breathless news pieces earlier this week) that an adaptation of it is in development. Today, Deadline has news of the second book from the label, one which has much more of a chance of hitting the screen.

"The Power of the Dog" author Don Winslow is penning the novel which is about Chicago crime boss Tony Accardo and his successor Sam Giancana - a crime story Mann has been keen to do for years. Accardo was part of the infamous St. »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael Mann and Don Winslow Working on a Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana Biopic

18 March 2016 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The other day we learned director Michael Mann is working on a prequel to Heat, which shocked quite a few of the director’s fans. Under Mann’s new venture, Michael Mann Books, the prequel will begin as a novel, and possibly be adapted into a film or television series. Just two days after that announcement, another project from Michael […]

The post Michael Mann and Don Winslow Working on a Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana Biopic appeared first on /Film. »

- Jack Giroux

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Michael Mann and Don Winslow team up for New Book and Film

18 March 2016 12:59 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Michael Mann must be an extremely busy guy these days. Not only did he just announce his new company, Michael Mann Books, but has also disclosed what the first book will be. Pairing up with writer Don Winslow, their first novel/film venture will be based on the relationship between the two real life crime-bosses, Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana. Accardo was head of the “Chicago Outfit” in the 1940’s, with Giancana becoming his replacement as Accardo moved on to run the entire underworld organization (allegedly).

Michael Mann - Don Winslow

Don Winslow, while not an relatively well-known name, has been busy writing crime novels and screenplays for years. Oliver Stone’s 2012’s Savages being a recent highlight in a long career of well known films he participated in. Michael Mann had a string of hits in the 90s and early 2000s and is considered to be a very talented director. »

- Jonathan Ricco

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Michael Mann and Don Winslow Plan Chicago Mob Movie; Simon Pegg Logs Into ‘Ready Player One’

18 March 2016 11:19 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

If Christian Bale’s reluctance about getting fat did indeed put an inextricable nail in Ferrari‘s coffin, Michael Mann could instead head to very comfortable territory — and he might bring Don Winslow along with him. The acclaimed crime author will take part in the newly established Michael Mann Books, with the director “co-creating” a novel about Chicago’s legendary gangsters Sam Giancana and Tony Accardo; it’s expected to arrive next year. [Deadline]

This is not new territory for Mann: he’s been hoping to tell this story for years, back when it was (or still is?) called Big Tuna, and one imagines that having the writer behind some of this century’s best-known crime stories — including The Cartel, which Ridley Scott and Leonardo DiCaprio might soon bring to theaters — ought to be a major boost. Mann is currently expected to produce the feature — but, if all goes well, we »

- Nick Newman

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Michael Mann Once Again Eyes Directing Movie About Crime Kingpins Tony Accardo & Sam Giancana

18 March 2016 10:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You can either wait for projects to come your way or start creating those opportunities for yourself. And Michael Mann is doing the latter in a big way. Earlier this week, it was reported that the director was launching a publishing imprint, Michael Mann Books, to develop novels that will also be the basis for television and movie projects. A prequel to "Heat" has already been announced as part of the slate, but coming first is another crime tale. Read More: 77-Minute Career-Spanning Talk With Michael Mann Deadline reports that Don Winslow ("Savages") has been tapped to write a book about Chicago crime kingpin Tony Accardo and his successor Sam Giancana, which will be turned into a film produced by Mann, who may also direct. It's pretty familiar ground for both Winslow and Mann, who cut their teeth on crime stories, and this one is boosted by the fact that »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Michael Mann Sets First Book; ‘Cartel’ Author Don Winslow Writing On Crime Bosses Tony Accardo & Sam Giancana

18 March 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Michael Mann has set the first publishing project for his new book imprint Michael Mann Books: he will team up with Don Winslow, the bestselling author of The Cartel to co-create an original novel about the complex relationship between two Organized Crime giants, Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana. The project will be developed into a feature film that Mann will produce and possibly direct, based on the novel and a pre-existing screenplay Mann co-wrote with Shane Sal… »

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‘Cartel’ Author Don Winslow Responds To Sean Penn: “Call It Anything You Want – Except Journalism”

18 January 2016 10:28 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Bestselling novelist Don Winslow has written two epics about the Drug War: 2005’s The Power of The Dog and The Cartel, the latter of which was one of the best reviewed novels of 2015 and sold to Fox for a film that will be directed by Ridley Scott. Winslow has spent nearly 20 years researching the Mexican cartels, and the most of the violence in The Cartel is based on real events. He dedicated the book to the more than 100 journalists killed in cartel violence, and named e… »

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‘Cartel’ Author Don Winslow Responds To Sean Penn: “Call It Anything You Want – Except Journalism”

18 January 2016 10:28 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Bestselling novelist Don Winslow has written two epics about the Drug War: 2005’s The Power of The Dog and The Cartel, the latter of which was one of the best reviewed novels of 2015 and sold to Fox for a film that will be directed by Ridley Scott. Winslow has spent nearly 20 years researching the Mexican cartels, and the most of the violence in The Cartel is based on real events. He dedicated the book to the more than 100 journalists killed in cartel violence, and named e… »

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Mexico’s Most-Wanted Drug Lord, El Chapo, Was Arrested After Trying to Cast a Biographical Film About Himself

9 January 2016 12:20 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman may be a drug kingpin, but he's also an appreciator of the arts, particularly movies. Guzman likes movies so much he wanted to make one — a biographical movie about himself, natch. In a Friday news conference following Guzman's re-arrest, Mexico's attorney general Arely Gomez told reporters that pre-production meetings between Guzman's attorneys and producers became "a new line of investigation" in ascertaining the whereabouts of El Chapo, and eventually led to his recapture. Six months ago, El Chapo escaped from a maximum-security prison through an elaborate 1,600-yard tunnel, equipped with lights and oxygen tanks, from his cell to the outside world (shades of The Great Escape). The use of million-dollar elaborate tunnels with lights and oxygen tanks, not usually offered to inmates of maximum-security prisons, raised questions of government involvement and conspiracy.El Chapo's escape was the basis for Don Winslow's novel The Cartel, which »

- Greg Cwik

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