Life “Heat” sequel/prequel is actually not dead By WeeklyNews staff Posted on July 5, 2019 3 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ A few years ago it was reported that director Michael Mann would visit the world of his crime classic Heat again in the form of a prequel book, which he would shape together with author Reed Farrel Coleman. Mann then suggested in an interview that the book could serve both as a prequel and a sequel. In the years that followed, however, we heard virtually nothing more about the project. However, through an interview that Coleman had with the gentlemen of the acclaimed One Heat Minute podcast, the book was now discussed for the first time in years. Mann also confirmed via Twitter that Harper Collins will publish the book next year. It was previously stated that the (as yet untitled) book would highlight the early years of detective Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro), Chris Shihirles (Val Kilmer), McCauley’s ally Nate (Jon Voight) and other characters. Coleman now said the following about it: Mann and I both felt that just a prequel is not interesting enough. After all, you already know how everyone ends up … but what about everyone who is still alive at the end of Heat? Where do they end? And are they there any precursors to their destiny? “ Can we also expect a film version? Coleman also indicated how he and Mann approach the project in different ways and how they would like to see it filmed: Do I think he wants to film the book? Count on it. I probably want it even better than he does. Mann himself will be heard tomorrow (Saturday) during the last episode of the podcast.