Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
100 Greatest Characters
Your all-time favourite heroes and villains
Subscribe To Empire
Sign up now and save 44%
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
31 July 2015
Podcast 172: Josh Gad
Pixel perfect
Daniel Radcliffe Heads To Imperium
He's playing an FBI agent
Patrick Osborne To Direct Battling Boy
Animator adapting Paul Pope's graphic novel
Tom Cruise Teases Edge Of Tomorrow Sequel
Live. Die. Repeat. Again?
Tom Hardy's Taboo Finds A Director
The Killing's Kristoffer Nyholm takes the chair
Drew Pearce Says The Other Ghostbusters Is Still Happening
Update: Ivan Reitman weighs in
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 April 2015
Michael Mann In New Ferrari Biopic's Driving Seat
Robert De Niro's film has some competition...
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Blackhat (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Public Enemies (2009)
Empire Star Rating
Miami Vice (2006)
Empire Star Rating
Collateral
Empire Star Rating
Ali (2002)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Michael Mann Wants To Go Like Hell
Considering a true-life racing drama

27 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Somewhere, Michael Mann has a giant, Indiana Jones-style warehouse in which he keeps the files for all the projects he’s currently considering directing. Or maybe he just rents space in a shared facility that also has room for the possible future projects of Guillermo del Toro, Peter Jackson, JJ Abrams and more. For now, though, it’s Mann holding his hand up to the palm print reader and unlocking the door to put a new likely film in place, as he’s hammering out a deal with 20th Century Fox to direct Go Like Hell.

He’s planning to shoot the true story of the fierce rivalry between Ford and Ferrari around the legendary Le Mans race in 1966, which was the first time that the American company scored a win.

Bubbling beneath the surface is the tale of how Henry Ford II worked with men such as Lee Iacocca and racing champ-turned-engineer Carroll Shelby to re-invent the Ford company and make their name in European racing, competing with Enzo Ferarri’s seemingly unbeatable vehicles.

AJ Baimes wrote the book that will serve as the fuel for the new story, which frankly sounds like prime Mann material. And perhaps he’s been feeling the need for even more speed after working on HBO’s racehorse drama Luck?

Variety reports that Brad Pitt has been mentioned as a possible lead, but since his name comes up for just about every project in Hollywood, that sounds more like a wait-and-see issue.

Mann, meanwhile, is also attached to a variety of likely movies, including Agincourt, Big Tuna, Gold and war photographer biography Waiting for Robert Capa. One of these days, he’ll pick a new project. Wonder if the storage facility has a bell that rings when that happens, or a chimney to spew white smoke as when the new Pope is elected?


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Strangers 2 Creeps Forward
Basketball star to exec-produce
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE: One of my favourite directors ever!
Ferrari fans look away... Michael Mann likes his petrol, and this could come skidding onto our screens as one of many of Michael Mann's horses he has in the gates (see his HBO project "Luck" to get the horse thing). Mann must be beside himself with indecision, with the number of projects on the sidelines, and equally the same number of agents crossing their fingers for a decision to go in their favour. The only thing I don't like about "Go Like Hell" is that it sounds like the all too familiar More

Posted by MannFan at 21:24 on 01 June 2011 | Report This Post

RE: One of my favourite directors ever!
One too many coffees there, my friend? Dig your enthusiasm. I'm gonna go hard with the Keep tonight, myself. Don't care what anyone says: it rocks! (in a man-in-a-bad-rubber-suit kinda way). More

Posted by Porter at 15:48 on 27 May 2011 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Black Mass Trailer Breakdown With Director Scott Cooper
Find out what's what with Johnny Depp's take on Boston Gangster Whitey Bulger

The N.W.A-Team
Empire visits the set of Straight Outta Compton

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
Read Empire's official verdict

Empire Meets Joely Richardson
On Maggie, Arnie and Event Horizon

100 Greatest Movie Characters
The complete list of your all-time favourite heroes and villains

Vote Now For Your Favourite TV Shows
Pick your top five - if you can...

Paul Rudd Is Awesome
Being awesome: from Clueless to Ant-Man

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 67%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)