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Miami Vice: Kneel Before Mann!!! (SPOILERS)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 7:50 am
by John-Locke
Roll up your sleeves, take off your socks and dustoff your loafers, according to the BBC Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell are currently filming Miami Vice, The original Story found by JOSHUA is here, but was listed as Foxx defending Cruise

Maybe I've been left out of the loop on this one, I checked the AICN archives (not always reliable) and found nothing, a quick look over at IMDB reveals Micheal Mann is Directing.

Is this old news? is it set in the 80's, will we get to hear more Phil Collins power ballads? Does anybody give a shit?

You tell me.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:15 am
by banthafodderUK
I'm up for it - as long as we get some Kenny G & Michael Bolton hair-care products.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:31 am
by Keepcoolbutcare
J-Locke it is relatively "old" news...but GONG LI is gonna be in it! Wiki. says DANNY TREJO will be in it as well. Plus, it's MICHAEL MANN!

and fodder, I'm still chuckling

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:34 am
by burlivesleftnut
Its not set in the 80s. Its set in present day. Anyhoo, looking forward to it.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:44 pm
by Tyrone_Shoelaces
Anybody know if Jan Hammer is doing the score? Any cameos?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:56 pm
by MasterWhedon
Bacardi Live has the trailer up in some Flash-like format. (Can we say "product placement"?) Hopefully a Quicktime version will follow shortly.

Michael Mann is one of my top five favorite filmmakers ever. The guy can do absolutely no wrong in my book. Even when he makes a long, lopsided movie like Ali, he directs the thing with such style and grace that all you want to do is watch.

Heat and Collateral are brilliant, as was the criminaly underwatched Robbery Homicide Division. Cannot wait to see this.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:59 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
gotta break out the pink sport jacket...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:59 pm
by King Psyz
<3

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:01 pm
by MasterWhedon
Image

Gott love a guy named Tubbs...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:04 pm
by John-Locke
Mmmmmmm Bacardi.


I Mean that looks fanfuckingtastic, I love the Look & the whole thing seems to have an air of Grace & Epic Scope to it.

Right I need a Rum, got to go.

Remember Drink Bacardi.

Lets see if we recieve stuff in the mail now after registering with the site, maybe I can get a free keychain or something?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:05 pm
by Colin
Man I wish there was some dialogue between Farrell and Foxx in that one. Regardless, I'm definitely gonna see it. Mann is King.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:06 pm
by The Ginger Man
Ok, it looks good, I might see it. But is this just going to be Bad Boys with one white guy? And was Colin Farell really the way to go? I don't know. I remember the tv show having some fun to it, this trailer felt so serious.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:06 pm
by docfalken
Sweet. And any trailer that has the Jiggaman / Linkin Park mashup can't be bad.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:07 pm
by Fievel
The trailer didn't do much for me at all. I hope the movie rocks, as I'm sure it will, but the trailer just didn't do it. I'm inexplicably thirsty now.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:17 pm
by El Scorcho
That was pretty cool, but I take it it's supposed to be set in present day?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:19 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
El Scorcho wrote:That was pretty cool, but I take it it's supposed to be set in present day?


Yeah, it looks like it. It's just as well in my opinion, hopefully there will be less cheesy 80's injokes and more action if it's set in present day.

I wonder if Farrell will have an alligator...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:27 pm
by Conroy420
Colin was rocking a suite that looked right from the show at one point, the beginning with the way "Forboding"(sp?) line.

I was anticipating this movie when I first heard Mann was making it. Heat is a masterpiece, and every film I've seen of his, except for Ali, are fantastic.

He really knows both sides of the law and how to handle action. With leads like this, and a script by Mann, this cannot be a bad movie!

Finally, a TV adaptation that I actually want to see, and not just because of Jessica Simpson's ass!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:44 pm
by bc1970
I love the show. A marathon was on TV Land this weekend. What amazes me is how this movie has visual ties to a show that is now almost 2 decades old. In 1985, when you watched a 20 year old TV show... it was called Green Acres, or I Dream of Jeannie or Gomer Pyle. Now, a 20 year old show is called MacGyver or Miami Vice. That's just weird to me. You will have to believe that most people won't even know this movie was a TV show first. Martin Landau lost his s*it with an MTV chick on the red carpet because she didn't know Mission: Impossible was on TV first. I guess either we haven't progressed visually much in 20 years (and I base my statement on how current pop culture looks in general) or Miami Vice <i>was</i> really ahead of it's time.

Except for the James Brown episode.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:49 pm
by Petri
The teaser is done well especially the music. I just want to see true Miami Vice, not Bad Boys 3.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:51 pm
by jgraphix
Damn! I wish I was at home so I could check this out on a computer with sound and a media player.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:52 pm
by El Scorcho
It definitely looks a lot darker than I expected. Could have done without the stupid Linkin Park song, though.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:53 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Petri wrote:The teaser is done well especially the music. I just want to see true Miami Vice, not Bad Boys 3.


agreed. If it were someone other than Mann, I'd be concerned about that. As Mann was the exec producer of the original series, however, I feel pretty confident that this will stay true to the spirit of the show.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:59 pm
by Neo Zeed
That looked badass. At first I was a little thrown because I've always associated Miami Vice with the 80s. I'm a big 80s freak so I wouldn't have minded 80s references, music, etc. I still think they could have shot it the same & kept it serious. They could have had cool artists like Peter Gabriel and The Police on the soundtrack (Beats the shit that's playing on the radio these days)...Oh well. I still thought the trailer was fucking cool. Mann's the king of "men doing what they gotta do" type movies. I for one am glad he's writing the script because I liked the style of Collateral. However, I thought the script was garbage. This should rock.

P.S. Heat is awesome. Thief was also the shit.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:00 pm
by Gheorghe Zamfir
I have an unreasonable disdain for Collin Farrel, not sure why really, just the guy bugs me and I pretty much never enjoy a movie with him in it, but even so I think that the trailer looks pretty cool. And on an aside, I don't dig that Linkin Park song either, but I've always loved the Jay-Z remix that the trailer uses.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:01 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:I have an unreasonable disdain for Collin Farrel, not sure why really, just the guy bugs me and I pretty much never enjoy a movie with him in it, but even so I think that the trailer looks pretty cool. And on an aside, I don't dig that Linkin Park song either, but I've always loved the Jay-Z remix that the trailer uses.


I have the same reaction to Farrell, but I'm going to try to ignore it for this one...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:02 pm
by jgraphix
Have you seen Tigerland Gheorghe?...I don't like Farrel either, but that is a damn fine movie.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:02 pm
by Petri
Neo Zeed wrote: They could have had cool artists like Peter Gabriel and The Police on the soundtrack (Beats the shit that's playing on the radio these days)


As a remake of an 80s show that would have been perfect. It's sad that my expectations for trailer music is so low anymore that even a crappy song sounds good just because it isn't regurgitated from 20 other trailers.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:03 pm
by Petri
Lord Voldemoo wrote:
Gheorghe Zamfir wrote:I have an unreasonable disdain for Collin Farrel, not sure why really, just the guy bugs me and I pretty much never enjoy a movie with him in it, but even so I think that the trailer looks pretty cool. And on an aside, I don't dig that Linkin Park song either, but I've always loved the Jay-Z remix that the trailer uses.


I have the same reaction to Farrell, but I'm going to try to ignore it for this one...


Hopefully Jamie Foxx will be badass enough to ignore Farrell.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:04 pm
by TonyWilson
Mann's shooting on digital again, Collateral looked fucking gorgeous, this does too. I'm looking forward to this now.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:25 pm
by Neo Zeed
Petri wrote:
Neo Zeed wrote: They could have had cool artists like Peter Gabriel and The Police on the soundtrack (Beats the shit that's playing on the radio these days)


As a remake of an 80s show that would have been perfect. It's sad that my expectations for trailer music is so low anymore that even a crappy song sounds good just because it isn't regurgitated from 20 other trailers.


Yeah I mean I liked the song too, even though I can't stand Linkin Park. It had a cool vibe. If the flick was set in the 80s they could cherry pick the coolest most atmospheric songs from the era. Modern Day top 40 (which I'm sure they're going with) seems only made for the club (very basic) and not very atmospheric or cinematic at all.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:00 pm
by rufie72
Shouldn't this movie take place in the 80's? I thought the whole cheese factor is what makes Miami Vice, Miami Vice. This looks like Bad Boys, without the bad jokes.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:04 pm
by Lord Voldemoo
nah, screw the period piece idea. It'll end up as That 70's Show with guns. Keep the feel of the first show but bring it up to date...

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:08 pm
by fried samurai
This will kick ass and not be a Bad Boys 3.I have total faith in Mann.

I think Michael Mann and David Mamet are the only two filmmakers today that can write really good tough guy dialogue.They're more concerned creating cool characters than cool explosions.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:16 pm
by JAGUART
Smoovf. Dats how we do it.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:22 pm
by smatterkitty
Good question, is it supposed to be a period piece or is updated to today's Miami...no matter what it's a bad idea for a movie because the kitch/cheese factor will never live up to the original, but i'll be hard to take it seriously with the title miami vice.

I'm am kind of interested to see Colin Ferrel though, I've always thought he's had tremendous talent (Tigerland, Minority Report) but has been a dissapointment lately. (The Recruit, SWAT, Daredevil) - Sidenote: I'm happy that there aren't sites dedicated having random people review my job performance, because I'd be fucked.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:23 pm
by Neo Zeed
Hey, I gotta ask. This movie is Rated R, right? I only ask because it's a summer movie and Hollywood's all about the PG-13 these days. I know Michael Mann's all about the R-rated goodness..... but you know those fucking studios! Summer+"Miami Vice" Household name=PG-13. I love the trailer but when the film rolls all the badass film stock and guns can't disguise pg-13 lameness from my eyes. If this movie aint rated R, I'm not going to watch it till cable.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:40 pm
by Shane
Why Miami Vice?

I'll pass

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:57 pm
by Ribbons
I liked the trailer, cool line to kick it off with and it actually looked darker than I expected. I'm digging the digital camerawork too.

That said, I think we have a new candidate for best mustache in a movie.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:16 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Shane wrote:Why Miami Vice?

I'll pass


I'm glad. Because you don't deserve how much this movie is going to rock your nuts right out of your pants. :P

This looks great... and I agree, definitely looks epic.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:26 pm
by snapcase
I cant understand why Mann would choose to remake MV. A filmmaker of his stture should move on and not rehash the past. I say his talent is wasted on this.
Someone mentined the DV fottage. It totally ruined collateral for me. I hate that crap. It doesnt belong on the big screen.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:26 pm
by MasterWhedon
burlivesleftnut wrote:I'm glad. Because you don't deserve how much this movie is going to rock your nuts right out of your pants. :P

And that means A LOT coming from a guy who's going to get rocked right out of a dead movie star's pants.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:30 pm
by John-Locke
snapcase wrote:I cant understand why Mann would choose to remake MV. A filmmaker of his stture should move on and not rehash the past. I say his talent is wasted on this.
Someone mentined the DV fottage. It totally ruined collateral for me. I hate that crap. It doesnt belong on the big screen.


I guess you don't like Dogma either (I don't really dig it) I liked Mann's use of Digital in Collateral though, although I didn't see it in the cinema, anyone notice a big difference between the Cinema & DVD with the digital?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:31 pm
by MasterWhedon
snapcase wrote:Someone mentined the DV fottage. It totally ruined collateral for me. I hate that crap. It doesnt belong on the big screen.

Couldn't disagree more. Collateral was the first movie to show LA at night how LA at night looks. You just can't see into the blacks and browns the same way with film. I LOVE the look of film, but the ultra-HD of Collateral (light years beyond DV) worked remarkably for that movie, and looks to be working for Miami Vice as well.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:32 pm
by MasterWhedon
John-Locke wrote:I guess you don't like Dogma either

Dogma 95, right?

I saw Italian for Beginners in school and dug the concept, but I wised they'd taken some time to stage the thing. And THAT video was a little grating.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:33 pm
by MisterCynic
id much rather see mann's version of heat meets bad boys than some attempt at a starsky and hutch movie set in the 80s and in miami.

look at the weapons, yes is modern day.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:42 pm
by snapcase
John-Locke wrote:
snapcase wrote:I cant understand why Mann would choose to remake MV. A filmmaker of his stture should move on and not rehash the past. I say his talent is wasted on this.
Someone mentined the DV fottage. It totally ruined collateral for me. I hate that crap. It doesnt belong on the big screen.


I guess you don't like Dogma either (I don't really dig it) I liked Mann's use of Digital in Collateral though, although I didn't see it in the cinema, anyone notice a big difference between the Cinema & DVD with the digital?

I only like dogma as a concept of pure filmmaking. In reality I've hated most of the films the movement created (liked the wedding, hated the idiots). I think my biggest problem with collateral is the mix of film and digital footage. It disturbs my veiwing of the movie if you know what I mean. Personally I rather not see DV on the big screen.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:44 pm
by Neo Zeed
Lets say the movie is announced Pg-13 (I don't believe it's been rated yet). Would you guys care or would you think it was watered down Mann?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:49 pm
by TonyWilson
I was under the impression Collateral was all HD, anyway as for dogma I like Festen a lot but none of the others.

I can totally understand Michael Mann going back to his earlier work and re doing it with a huge budget *cough* LA Takedown *cough*

This will be tonnes of fun.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:49 pm
by MisterCynic
it wont be pg13. it would seriously compromise the credibility of the movie.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:50 pm
by MisterCynic
collateral was like 10% shot on film.