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Huê 1968 - New Michael Mann TV Series

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agent 47    247
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Looks like Michael Mann is returning to TV this time with a miniseries for FX on the Vietnam War particularly The Tet Offensive.

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Michael Mann is returning to television, and as fans of his work know, it’s hardly a step down. The filmmaker made his mark on the small screen far before Peak TV came rolling along with shows like “Police Story,” “Miami Vice,” and “Crime Story,” however, as he heads back to the episodic format he’s leaving procedurals behind and trying out something a little new.

“Huê 1968” is a miniseries adaptation of the book by Mark Bowden which dives into the Tet Offensive, the key event in the Vietnam War that saw a mass surprise attack on the capital of Vietnam in the title. It’s a sweeping look at the event, with characters including everyone from a young revolutionary schoolgirl to President Lyndon Johnson, so we can already see the appeal of the epic scope of the story. FX does too, as they’ve swooped in and landed the rights to the show. Here’s the book synopsis:

In the early hours of January 31, 1968, the North Vietnamese launched over one hundred attacks across South Vietnam in what would become known as the Tet Offensive. The lynchpin of Tet was the capture of Hue, Vietnam’s intellectual and cultural capital, by 10,000 National Liberation Front troops who descended from hidden camps and surged across the city of 140,000. Within hours the entire city was in their hands save for two small military outposts. American commanders refused to believe the size and scope of the Front’s presence, ordering small companies of marines against thousands of entrenched enemy troops. After several futile and deadly days, Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Cheatham would finally come up with a strategy to retake the city, block by block and building by building, in some of the most intense urban combat since World War II.

The mini-series is planned to run between eight and ten episodes, with Mann directing multiple installments, and leading the overall creative vision. Filming is aiming to get started by the end of the year, so hopefully we’ll see this before 2018 runs out the clock. [Deadline]

http://theplaylist.net/michael-mann-fx-vietnam-war-miniseries-hue-1968-20170706/

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James    1,194
James

Woah nice! Looking forward to this one. Sounds great. 'Nam! 

What they need is a young kid who looks like Don Johnson to play "Sonny Crockett", not as a main character, but somewhere in the background of it all. :) 

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daytona365    189
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6 hours ago, James said:

Woah nice! Looking forward to this one. Sounds great. 'Nam! 

What they need is a young kid who looks like Don Johnson to play "Sonny Crockett", not as a main character, but somewhere in the background of it all. :) 

that's an easy find... Jesse Johnson

906612debcfaba78a30b4b0c60ad0902--jesse-

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Vincent Hanna    487
Vincent Hanna

^is that DJ's son? Haha that's ingenious. 

 

The show sounds awesome, Nice to see Mann still working these days. (I thought he was doing a Enzo Ferrari Bio-pic though)?

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Tommy Vercetti    181
Tommy Vercetti

This sounds like it could be really good. Mann might have been planning to do a 'Nam set project for quite a while. There was a report that if Crime Story had got a third season he was going to set it in 'Nam. Torello and Luca get drafted and end up serving in the same squadron. 
Looks like he's focusing more on TV now as that's where the action is at the moment rather than movies. But then he was working in TV way before this current TV boom.

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Matt5    1,919
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The new TV shows sounds  like a great idea :hippie:

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