Vietnam War adaption will focus on lives on all sides during pivotal Tet Offensive.Michael Mann
and Michael De Luca
have acquired rights to Mark Bowden
’s upcoming book Hue 1968, which they will develop into an eight-to-10-hour miniseries.
Mann, the Oscar-winning director of Collateral
, The Insider
, and Heat
, will direct multiple episodes and produce alongside De Luca, the Fifty Shades Darker
producer who recently co-produced the Oscar telecast.
Hue 1968 took Bowden, the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down
, five years to write and focuses on lives on all sides of the conflict during the pivotal Tet Offensive. Grove Atlantic will publish the book on June 6.
Characters include a seemingly innocent Vietnamese schoolgirl turned hardened revolutionary; a Marine captain from Pennsylvania who becomes a war hero; a Hanoi teacher who fights as an infantryman for the North Vietnamese army; and Us president Lyndon B. Johnson.
’s written a masterpiece of intensely dramatic non-fiction,” Mann said. “Bowden