While it may have split critics decidedly down the middle and under-performed at the box-office, the Michael Mann directed big screen adaptation of Miami Vice is actually really good. Yes, we said it!
The troubled production (Colin Farrell barely remembers making it, apparently) had its budget blow up to $135 million when some crazy storms hit the tropical set and delayed filming. It made under $200 million worldwide, with some maybe expecting more of a pisstake than a hard nosed, gritty cop drama with Farrell and Jamie Foxx.
Now word is Universal Pictures want to make another film/reboot the series with no word on if Michael Mann will be involved. Mann is still very much part of the Universal Pictures family, and has the fantastic looking Blackhat due in the Spring for the studio.
The new film would apparently have a much smaller budget, but details are scarce at the minute.
LIL' TWITTER SCOOP: Universal is rebooting MIAMI VICE & are out to writers for takes. Thoughts?
— Umberto Gonzalez (@elmayimbe) December 11, 2014